What does bounce mean?

Definitions for bounce
baʊnsbounce

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bounce, bouncinessnoun

    the quality of a substance that is able to rebound

  2. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bouncenoun

    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

  3. bounce, bouncingverb

    rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)

  4. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochetverb

    spring back; spring away from an impact

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

  5. bounceverb

    hit something so that it bounces

    "bounce a ball"

  6. bounce, jounceverb

    move up and down repeatedly

  7. bounceverb

    come back after being refused

    "the check bounced"

  8. bounceverb

    leap suddenly

    "He bounced to his feet"

  9. bounceverb

    refuse to accept and send back

    "bounce a check"

  10. bounceverb

    eject from the premises

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

Wiktionary

  1. bouncenoun

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

  2. bouncenoun

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

  3. bouncenoun

    An email return with any error.

  4. bouncenoun

    The sack, licensing

  5. bouncenoun

    A bang, boom

  6. bouncenoun

    A genre of New Orleans music.

  7. bouncenoun

    Drugs.

  8. bouncenoun

    Swagger.

  9. bouncenoun

    A 'good' beat.

  10. bounceverb

    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. bounceverb

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

    He bounces nervously on his chair.

  12. bounceverb

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

    He bounced the kid on his knee.

  13. bounceverb

    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. bounceverb

    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. bounceverb

    To leave.

    Let's wrap this up, I gotta bounce.

  16. bounceverb

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

  17. bounceverb

    To attack unexpectedly.

    The squadron was bounced north of the town.

  18. bounceverb

    To turn power off and back on; to reset

    See if it helps to bounce the router.

  19. bouncenoun

    A talent for leaping.

    Them pro-ballers got bounce!

  20. bounceverb

    To return undelivered.

  21. bounceverb

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

    The student pilot bounced several times during his landing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bounceverb

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

  2. Bounceverb

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

  3. Bounceverb

    to boast; to talk big; to bluster

  4. Bounceverb

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

  5. Bounceverb

    to cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss

  6. Bounceverb

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

  7. Bounceverb

    to bully; to scold

  8. Bouncenoun

    a sudden leap or bound; a rebound

  9. Bouncenoun

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

  10. Bouncenoun

    an explosion, or the noise of one

  11. Bouncenoun

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

  12. Bouncenoun

    a dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus)

  13. Bounceadverb

    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.

Suggested Resources

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. Patrick Blais:

    Yesterday they had such a big bounce, it was probably slightly overdone.

  2. Emily Thornberry:

    We need to be absolutely sure that we are not going to end up in a situation where the general election is used as a distraction whilst they (the government) by some cunning wheeze bounce us out of the European Union without a deal.

  3. Keith Richards:

    We could see a bounce on oil, it could go from the fifties back to $60 or something in the short term, but generally speaking I think oil is heading down to the forties again, i can't be bullish on commodities.

  4. David Hensley:

    The November PMI surveys point to a further step in the right direction for the global economy, if faster increases in new orders and employment translate into a further bounce in the pace of expansion in December, fourth quarter GDP growth should come in a shade higher than that registered during Q3.

  5. Lleyton Hewitt:

    It throws your sleeping pattern, eating, the guys have to get treatment after these matches, and then a lot of the times you've got to bounce back the next day as well, it's just another thing we're dealing with this week.

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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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