rebound[ri bo̵und′; also, and for vi. 4 & n. usually, rē′bo̵und′]
- The definition of a rebound is when a ball bounces back after hitting a hard surface, or a situation where the value of something recovers.
- When a basketball player gets the ball back after he misses because it bounces off the net, this is an example of a rebound.
- When the stock market falls 100 points and then it recovers 100 points, this is an example of a rebound.
- Rebound is to bounce back after hitting the ground or some other surface, or to recover value after a decline.
- When you kick a ball into the garage door and it bounces back, this is an example of a time when the ball rebounds.
- When you try to try to make a basket and miss but it bounces off the rim and you are able to catch it and gain control of the ball again, this is an example of a time when you rebound.
- When the stock market goes down 100 points and then it goes back up 100 points, this is an example of a time when the stock market rebounds.
- to bound back; spring back upon impact with something
- to reecho or reverberate
- to leap or spring, as in recovery: his spirits rebounded
- ☆ Basketball to seize a rebound ()
Origin of reboundMiddle English rebounden ; from Old French rebondir
- to make bound or spring back
- to return (a sound)
- the act or an instance of rebounding; recoil
- ☆ a basketball that bounces off the backboard or basket rim, or a hockey puck that bounds back after an attempted goal
- a play made by recovering such a rebound
on the rebound
- after bouncing off the ground, a wall, etc.
- immediately after and while reacting strongly to a rejection, as in love
verbre·bound·ed, re·bound·ing, re·bounds
- To spring or bounce back after hitting or colliding with something.
- To recover, as from depression or disappointment.
- To reecho; resound.
- Basketball To retrieve and gain possession of the ball as it bounces off the backboard or rim after an unsuccessful shot.
- To cause to rebound.
- Basketball To gain possession of (the ball) off the backboard or rim.
- A springing or bounding back; a recoil.
- a. Sports A rebounding or caroming ball or hockey puck, especially coming off of a goalie who has blocked a shot.b. Basketball The act or an instance of taking possession of a rebounding ball.
- A quick recovery from or reaction to disappointment or depression: He is on the rebound following a tumultuous breakup.
Origin of reboundMiddle English rebounden, from Old French rebondir : re-, re- + bondir, to leap; see bound 1.
- The recoil of an object bouncing off another.
- A return to health or well-being; a recovery.
- I am on the rebound.
- An effort to recover from a setback.
- A romantic partner with whom one begins a relationship (the relationship one begins) for the sake of getting over a previous, recently-ended romantic relationship.
- (sports) The strike of the ball after it has bounced off a defending player, the crossbar or goalpost.
- (basketball) An instance of catching the ball after it has hit the rim or backboard without a basket being scored, generally credited to a particular player.
(third-person singular simple present rebounds, present participle rebounding, simple past and past participle rebounded)
From Old French rebondir.
- Simple past tense and past participle of rebind.
- bounder, unrobed