What does rebound mean?

Definitions for rebound
rɪˈbaʊnd, ˈriˈbaʊnd; ˈriˌbaʊnd, rɪˈbaʊndre·bound

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recoil, repercussion, rebound, backlashnoun

    a movement back from an impact

  2. reboundnoun

    a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration

    "he is still on the rebound from his wife's death"

  3. reboundverb

    the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot

  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. rally, reboundverb

    return to a former condition

    "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied"


  1. Reboundverb

    to recover, as from sickness, psychological shock, or disappointment.

  2. Reboundnoun

    recovery, as from sickness, psychological shock, or disappointment.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reboundnoun

    The act of flying back in consequence of motion resisted; resilition.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    I do feel,
    By the rebound of yours, a grief that shoots
    My very heart. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.

    If you strike a ball sidelong, not full upon the surface, the rebound will be as much the contrary way; whether there be any such resilience in echoes may be tried. Francis Bacon.

    The weapon with unerring fury flew,
    At his left shoulder aim’d: nor entrance found;
    But back, as from a rock, with swift rebound,
    Harmless return’d. Dryden.

  2. To Reboundverb

    To reverberate; to beat back.

    All our invectives, at their supposed errors, fall back with a rebounded force upon our own real ones. Decay of Piety.

    Silenus sung, the vales his voice rebound,
    And carry to the skies the sacred sound. Dryden.

    Flow’rs, by the soft South West
    Open’d, and gather’d by religious hands,
    Rebound their sweets from th’ odoriferous pavement. Matthew Prior.

  3. To Reboundverb

    To spring back; to be reverberated; to fly back, in consequence of motion impressed and resisted by a greater power.

    Etymology: rebondir, Fr. re and bound.

    Whether it were a roaring voice of most savage wild beasts, or a rebounding echo from the hollow mountains. Wisd. xvii.

    It with rebounding surge the bars assail’d. John Milton.

    Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and that not only directly with regard to the good or ill we may do to others, but reflexively with regard to what may rebound to ourselves. Government of the Tongue.

    Bodies which are absolutely hard, or so soft as to be void of elasticity, will not rebound from one another: impenetrability makes them only stop. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    She bounding from the shelfy shore,
    Round the descending nymph the waves rebounding roar. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reboundverb

    to spring back; to start back; to be sent back or reverberated by elastic force on collision with another body; as, a rebounding echo

  2. Reboundverb

    to give back an echo

  3. Reboundverb

    to bound again or repeatedly, as a horse

  4. Reboundverb

    to send back; to reverberate

  5. Reboundnoun

    the act of rebounding; resilience

  6. Etymology: [Pref. re- + bound: cf. F. rebondir.]


  1. Rebound

    Rebound is a 2005 comedy film directed by Steve Carr and starring Martin Lawrence as a banished college basketball coach who returns to his old middle school team to coach. This was also Tara Correa's final film role. She was murdered in a gang shooting on October 25, 2005. The film was a critical and box office failure.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rebound

    rē-bownd′, v.i. to bound or start back: to bound repeatedly: to recoil: to reverberate: to re-echo.—v.t. to repeat as an echo.—n. act of rebounding: recoil.

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  1. unbored

  2. beround

  3. unorbed

  4. unrobed

  5. bounder

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebound in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of rebound in a Sentence

  1. Steph Curry:

    It was a great shot, that's a tough one, because you don't really expect it to go in. You expect The Warriors to get the rebound, come down in transition, and have a possession to take the lead. But everything changes when it goes in. All-time great players make great shots. That's what happens.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    There are some states, some cities... kind of leapfrogging over the first checkpoint. And, I mean, obviously you could get away with that, but you are making a really significant risk, i hope they can actually handle any rebound that they see.

  3. David Dai:

    With stocks having fallen so much, much of the risk has been priced in and another free-fall is quite unlikely, although the chance of a sustainable rebound is also slim, china's economy is slowing, but it's still growing much faster than U.S. and Europe. While the yuan is under depreciation pressure, China has the ability to control the pace of declines.

  4. Giannis Antetokounmpo:

    Have pride, keep your man in front of you, don’t allow them to have easy looks, don’t allow them to get easily to the free throw line. Rebound the ball. Make sure when we miss or make shots, you got to box (out). The little things add up in 48 minutes and then you’ll have the result of being good on defense. But if you let the guy shoot an open 3 then let somebody go backdoor, let somebody get offensive rebound then throw it to the 3-point guy so he can knock down the 3, all that builds up and you have a bad night.

  5. Nikola Jokic:

    Of course, that’s their defense, too, but we missed a couple of open shots. We didn’t rebound enough. We had a couple of turnovers. It is what it is.

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