verb re·bound \ˈrē-ˌband, ri-ˈ\

: to bounce back off something after hitting it

: to increase or improve after a recent decrease or decline

basketball : to catch the ball after a shot has missed going in the basket

Full Definition of REBOUND

intransitive verb
a :  to spring back on or as if on collision or impact with another body
b :  to recover from setback or frustration
:  reecho
:  to gain possession of a rebound in basketball
transitive verb
:  to cause to rebound
re·bound·er \ˈrē-ˌban-dər, ri-ˈ\ noun

Examples of REBOUND

  1. The baseball rebounded off the wall.
  2. She rebounded quickly from the loss.
  3. She is good at both shooting and rebounding.
  4. He rebounded the ball and quickly passed it to a teammate.

Origin of REBOUND

Middle English, from Anglo-French rebundir, from re- + Old French bondir to bound — more at bound
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to REBOUND


noun re·bound \ˈrē-ˌband, ri-ˈ\

: the act of bouncing back after hitting something

: a ball, puck, etc., that bounces back after hitting something

basketball : the act of catching the ball after a shot has missed going in the basket

Full Definition of REBOUND

a :  the action of rebounding :  recoil
b :  an upward leap or movement :  recovery <a sharp rebound in prices>
a :  a basketball or hockey puck that rebounds
b :  the act or an instance of gaining possession of a basketball rebound <leads the league in rebounds>
:  a reaction to setback, frustration, or crisis <on the rebound from an unhappy love affair>

Examples of REBOUND

  1. He led the league in rebounds last year.

First Known Use of REBOUND


Other Field and Goal Sports Terms

crease, lateral, lax, overthrow, playbook, post, screen, scrum, secondary, ultimate


noun re·bound \ˈrē-ˌband, ri-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REBOUND

:  a spontaneous reaction; especially :  a return to a previous state or condition following removal of a stimulus or cessation of treatment <withdrawal of antihypertensive medication may lead to a rebound hypertensive crisis—Emergency Medicine>


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