Definitions for: Rebound

[n] the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
[n] a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration; "he is still on the rebound from his wife's death"
[n] a movement back from an impact
[v] return to a former condition; "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied"
[v] spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*bound", v. i. [Pref. re- + bound: cf. F. rebondir.]
1. To spring back; to start back; to be sent back or
reverberated by elastic force on collision with another
body; as, a rebounding echo.

Bodies which are absolutely hard, or so soft as to
be void of elasticity, will not rebound from one
another. --Sir I.

2. To give back an echo. [R.] --T. Warton.

3. To bound again or repeatedly, as a horse. --Pope.

Rebounding lock (Firearms), one in which the hammer
rebounds to half cock after striking the cap or primer.

Re*bound", v. t.
To send back; to reverberate.

Silenus sung; the vales his voice rebound. --Dryden.

Re*bound", n.
The act of rebounding; resilience.

Flew . . . back, as from a rock, with swift rebound.

Synonyms: backlash, bounce, bound, rally, recoil, recoil, repercussion, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop

See Also: basketball, basketball game, bounce, bouncing, bound off, carom, carom, catch, glance, go back, grab, jump, kick, kick back, leap, motion, movement, reaction, recover, recuperate, resilience, resiliency, response, ricochet, skip, snap, snatch

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