What does rebound mean?

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

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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.


  1. Rebound

    Rebound is a song by American indie rock band Sebadoh, from their 1994 album Bakesale. It was released as a CD Single and 7" vinyl record. A solo acoustic version appears as a b-side on the song's US single, and on the 2011 Bakesale reissue. A music video was made for the song.


  1. rebound

    Rebound generally refers to bouncing back or recovering from a setback or decline. In sports, it refers to the act of gaining possession of a ball that bounced off the goal or the rim. In a broader context, it could mean recovering from a difficult situation or event such as a failed relationship or economic downturn.

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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Anagrams for rebound »

  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. Chang Chengwei:

    Remember we're still in a bear market, what we're seeing is just a technical rebound.

  2. Zhang Gang:

    The stock market lacks supports from economic fundamentals and fund supplies to rebound sharply for the rest of the year.

  3. Alex Wong:

    You're seeing a bit of a rebound now, but I think we're likely to see new lows eventually, perhaps when earnings come out later in the year, basically only domestic investors will be interested at this point. For us it's very clear, we would stay away because we don't want the interest rate or exchange rate risk.

  4. Phil Flynn:

    Naturally, when prices fall that much within that short a time, you're likely to have a severe rebound as well, though speculators are possibly adding more fuel on the way up now.

  5. Nicholas Maclean:

    Oil is likely at unsustainably low prices - we should see a rebound, which will substantially increase government revenues in the medium term, but the question is when will that rebound happen?

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