What does bounce mean?

Definitions for bounce
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bounce.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bounce, bounciness(noun)

    the quality of a substance that is able to rebound

  2. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce(noun)

    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

  3. bounce, bouncing(verb)

    rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)

  4. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet(verb)

    spring back; spring away from an impact

    "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

  5. bounce(verb)

    hit something so that it bounces

    "bounce a ball"

  6. bounce, jounce(verb)

    move up and down repeatedly

  7. bounce(verb)

    come back after being refused

    "the check bounced"

  8. bounce(verb)

    leap suddenly

    "He bounced to his feet"

  9. bounce(verb)

    refuse to accept and send back

    "bounce a check"

  10. bounce(verb)

    eject from the premises

    "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"

Wiktionary

  1. bounce(Noun)

    A change of direction of motion after hitting the ground or an obstacle.

  2. bounce(Noun)

    A movement up and then down (or vice versa), once or repeatedly.

  3. bounce(Noun)

    An email return with any error.

  4. bounce(Noun)

    The sack, licensing

  5. bounce(Noun)

    A bang, boom

  6. bounce(Noun)

    A genre of New Orleans music.

  7. bounce(Noun)

    Drugs.

  8. bounce(Noun)

    Swagger.

  9. bounce(Noun)

    A 'good' beat.

  10. bounce(Verb)

    To change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.

    The tennis ball bounced off the wall before coming to rest in the ditch.

  11. bounce(Verb)

    To move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.

    He bounces nervously on his chair.

  12. bounce(Verb)

    To cause to move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.

    He bounced the kid on his knee.

  13. bounce(Verb)

    To be refused by a bank because it is drawn on insufficient funds.

    We can't accept further checks from you, as your last one bounced.

  14. bounce(Verb)

    To fail to cover (a draft presented against one's account).

    He tends to bounce a check or two toward the end of each month, before his payday.

  15. bounce(Verb)

    To leave.

    Let's wrap this up, I gotta bounce.

  16. bounce(Verb)

    (sometimes employing the preposition with) To have sexual intercourse.

  17. bounce(Verb)

    To attack unexpectedly.

    The squadron was bounced north of the town.

  18. bounce(Verb)

    To turn power off and back on; to reset

    See if it helps to bounce the router.

  19. bounce(Noun)

    A talent for leaping.

    Them pro-ballers got bounce!

  20. bounce(Verb)

    To return undelivered.

  21. bounce(Verb)

    To land hard and lift off again due to excess momentum.

    The student pilot bounced several times during his landing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bounce(verb)

    to strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly

  2. Bounce(verb)

    to leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room

  3. Bounce(verb)

    to boast; to talk big; to bluster

  4. Bounce(verb)

    to drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump; to thump

  5. Bounce(verb)

    to cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss

  6. Bounce(verb)

    to eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment

  7. Bounce(verb)

    to bully; to scold

  8. Bounce(noun)

    a sudden leap or bound; a rebound

  9. Bounce(noun)

    a heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump

  10. Bounce(noun)

    an explosion, or the noise of one

  11. Bounce(noun)

    bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer

  12. Bounce(noun)

    a dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus)

  13. Bounce(adverb)

    with a sudden leap; suddenly

Freebase

  1. Bounce

    "Bounce" was Tarkan's debut English language single. It was released in Turkey, his home nation, on 25 October 2005, before being released in Germany on 24 March 2006.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bounce

    bowns, v.i. to jump or spring suddenly: to bound like a ball, to throw one's self about: (obs.) to beat: to burst into or out of a room, &c.: to boast, to exaggerate.—n. a heavy, sudden blow: a leap or spring: a boast: a bold lie.—adv. and interj. expressing sudden movement.—n. Bounc′er, one who bounces: something big: a bully: a liar.—adj. Bounc′ing, large and heavy: lusty: swaggering. [Dut. bonzen, to strike, from bons, a blow.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. bounce

    1. [common; perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check] An electronic mail message that is undeliverable and returns an error notification to the sender is said to bounce. See also bounce message. 2. To engage in sexual intercourse; prob.: from the expression ‘bouncing the mattress’, but influenced by Roo's psychosexually loaded “Try bouncing me, Tigger!” from the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Compare boink. 3. To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem (possibly editing a configuration file in the process, if it is one that is only re-read at boot time). Reported primarily among VMS and Unix users. 4. [VM/CMS programmers] Automatic warm-start of a machine after an error. “I logged on this morning and found it had bounced 7 times during the night” 6. [IBM] To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bounce

    The larger dog-fish.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bounce' in Verbs Frequency: #958

How to pronounce bounce?

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How to say bounce in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bounce in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bounce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bounce in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Parry:

    We're seeing some buying from bargain hunters and a lot of important China-linked shares seem to be reacting positively to yesterday's move by the PBOC, in the short term it's hard to say whether this is real stability or just another bounce on the way there but the general sentiment is that the Nikkei is still where you want to be in the long term.

  2. William Frey:

    I wouldn't go so far as to say that this Covid-19 is going to make us become a declining population. I think that's a shorter-term thing and things will sort of bounce back, we'll have the normal death rates going forward. There will be some shorter-term shifts in the population.

  3. Scott Crowe:

    You're seeing some stocks get a nice technical bounce right now, but we aren't playing the stock market.

  4. Evan Lucas:

    There has finally been a bit of buying and a bit of a bounce for the banks. It's good to see some support there.

  5. Yousef Abbasi:

    People are not really fearing the potential for inflation, whether it's tariff-related or a bounce in commodities, it's been more than a decade where investors and market prognosticators have spoken about the potential for higher inflation and hasn't come to fruition.

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Translations for bounce

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  • وثب، ارتدادArabic
  • отскачане, подскачане, подскачам, отскачам, уволнениеBulgarian
  • botreCatalan, Valencian
  • hüpfen, Bounce, abprallen, auf und ab hüpfen, platzenGerman
  • rebote, rebotarSpanish
  • بالا و پایین انداختنPersian
  • kimmota, pomputtaa, [[tulla]] [[hylätty, ponnahtaa, hyppyyttää, kelvata, pomppiminen, pompinta, kimpoaminen, pompottaa, hyppely, ponnahdus, pomppu, pompata, hyppäyttää, [[olla]] [[katteeton]], hyppiä, bounssata, [[kirjoittaa]] [[katteeton]] [[shekki]], pomppiaFinnish
  • sauter, rebond, bondir, rebondirFrench
  • rimbalzo, rimbalzareItalian
  • バウンスJapanese
  • afketsen, bons, stuiteren, stuit, ketsen, terugsprongDutch
  • quicarPortuguese
  • отскакивать, подпрыгнуть, отскочить, подпрыгиватьRussian
  • studs, studsaSwedish
  • 弹跳Chinese

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