Definitions for bounce
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word bounce.
the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bouncenoun
a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
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"
hit something so that it bounces
"bounce a ball"
move up and down repeatedly
come back after being refused
"the check bounced"
"He bounced to his feet"
refuse to accept and send back
"bounce a check"
eject from the premises
"The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"
A change of direction of motion after hitting the ground or an obstacle.
A movement up and then down (or vice versa), once or repeatedly.
An email return with any error.
The sack, licensing
A bang, boom
A genre of New Orleans music.
A 'good' beat.
To change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.
The tennis ball bounced off the wall before coming to rest in the ditch.
To move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
He bounces nervously on his chair.
To cause to move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
He bounced the kid on his knee.
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.
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.
Let's wrap this up, I gotta bounce.
(sometimes employing the preposition with) To have sexual intercourse.
To attack unexpectedly.
The squadron was bounced north of the town.
To turn power off and back on; to reset
See if it helps to bounce the router.
A talent for leaping.
Them pro-ballers got bounce!
To return undelivered.
To land hard and lift off again due to excess momentum.
The student pilot bounced several times during his landing.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
The bounce burst ope the door; the scornful fair
Relentless look’d, and saw him beat his quiv’ring feet in air. Dryden.
What cannoneer begot this lusty blood?
He speaks plain cannon fire, and smoke, and bounce;
He gives the bastinado with his tongue. William Shakespeare, K. John.
Two hazel-nuts I threw into the flame,
And to each nut I gave a sweetheart’s name;
This with the loudest bounce me sore amaz’d,
That in a flame of brightest colour blaz’d. John Gay.
Etymology: a word formed, says Stephen Skinner, from the sound.
The fright awaken’d Arcite with a start,
Against his bosom bounc’d his heaving heart. Dryden.
Just as I was putting out my light, another bounces as hard as he can knock. Jonathan Swift, Bickerstaff detected.
High nonsense is like beer in a bottle, which has, in reality, no strength and spirit, but frets, and flies, and bounces, and imitates the passions of a much nobler liquour. Joseph Addison, Whig Exam.
Rous’d by the noise,
And musical clatter,
They bounce from their nest,
No longer will tarry. Jonathan Swift.
Out bounc’d the mastiff of the triple head;
Away the hare with double swiftness fled. Jonathan Swift.
Forsooth the bouncing Amazon,
Your buskin’d mistress, and your warriour love,
To Theseus must be wedded. William Shakespeare, Midsum. Night’s Dr.
Bounce is a song by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was released as the fourth single from the band's 2002 album of the same name to US Rock Radio only, where it peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 2003. It is dedicated to Bill Belichick, the head coach of the New England Patriots, a National Football League team. It was also released as a double A-side with "Misunderstood" in Japan on 18 November 2002.
Bounce generally refers to the action of an object, particularly a ball, rebounding after hitting a hard surface or the act of returning back to its original position or condition after a fall or setback. In a broader context, it could also mean a sudden leap or increase in amount or level. The term can be used in different contexts such as sports, email, physics, or even in terms of personal resilience.
to strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly
to leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room
to boast; to talk big; to bluster
to drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump; to thump
to cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss
to eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment
to bully; to scold
a sudden leap or bound; a rebound
a heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump
an explosion, or the noise of one
bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer
a dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus)
with a sudden leap; suddenly
"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
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. [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
The larger dog-fish.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'bounce' in Verbs Frequency: #958
The numerical value of bounce in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of bounce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.
When life seems chaotic, you don't need people giving you easy answers or cheap promises. There might not be any answers to your problems. What you need is a safe place where you can bounce with people who have taken some bad hops of their own.
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Translations for bounce
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- وثب، ارتدادArabic
- подскачам, отскачам, подскачане, уволнение, отскачанеBulgarian
- botreCatalan, Valencian
- hüpfen, abprallen, auf und ab hüpfen, Bounce, platzenGerman
- rebote, rebotarSpanish
- بالا و پایین انداختنPersian
- hyppiä, [[olla]] [[katteeton]], pomppu, hyppäyttää, bounssata, ponnahdus, pompata, hyppely, pompottaa, kimpoaminen, [[kirjoittaa]] [[katteeton]] [[shekki]], pompinta, pomppia, pomppiminen, kelvata, hyppyyttää, ponnahtaa, [[tulla]] [[hylätty, pomputtaa, kimmotaFinnish
- rebondir, sauter, bondir, rebondFrench
- rimbalzare, rimbalzoItalian
- ketsen, afketsen, bons, stuiteren, stuit, terugsprongDutch
- отскакивать, подпрыгивать, отскочить, подпрыгнутьRussian
- studsa, studsSwedish
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