Rebound meaning

rē'bound', rĭ-
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.

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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.

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To spring or bounce back after hitting or colliding with something.
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To recover, as from depression or disappointment.
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To reecho; resound.
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To retrieve and gain possession of the ball as it bounces off the backboard or rim after an unsuccessful shot.
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To cause to rebound.
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To gain possession of (the ball) off the backboard or rim.
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A springing or bounding back; a recoil.
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A quick recovery from or reaction to disappointment or depression.

He is on the rebound following a tumultuous breakup.

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A rebounding or caroming ball or hockey puck, especially coming off of a goalie who has blocked a shot.
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The act or an instance of taking possession of a rebounding ball.
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To bound back; spring back upon impact with something.
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To reecho or reverberate.
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To leap or spring, as in recovery.

His spirits rebounded.

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To seize a rebound.
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To make bound or spring back.
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To return (a sound)
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The act or an instance of rebounding; recoil.
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A basketball that bounces off the backboard or basket rim, or a hockey puck that bounds back after an attempted goal.
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A play made by recovering such a rebound.
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The recoil of an object bouncing off another.
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A return to health or well-being; a recovery.

I am on the rebound.

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An effort to recover from a setback.
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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.
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(sports) The strike of the ball after it has bounced off a defending player, the crossbar or goalpost.
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(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.
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To bound or spring back from a force.
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To give back an echo.

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(figuratively) To jump up or get back up again.

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To send back; to reverberate.
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Simple past tense and past participle of rebind.
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Origin of rebound

Middle English rebounden from Old French rebondir re- re- bondir to leap bound1