rebound

verb
re·​bound | \ ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce rebound (audio) , ri-ˈbau̇nd \
rebounded; rebounding; rebounds

Definition of rebound

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to spring back on or as if on collision or impact with another body
b : to recover from setback or frustration
2 : reecho
3 : to gain possession of a rebound in basketball

transitive verb

: to cause to rebound

rebound

noun
re·​bound | \ ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce rebound (audio) , ri-ˈbau̇nd \

Definition of rebound (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : the action of rebounding : recoil
b : an upward leap or movement : recovery a sharp rebound in prices
2a : 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
3 : a reaction to setback, frustration, or crisis on the rebound from an unhappy love affair

Other Words from rebound

Verb

rebounder \ ˈrē-​ˌbau̇n-​dər How to pronounce rebound (audio) , ri-​ˈbau̇n-​ \ noun

Examples of rebound in a Sentence

Verb The baseball rebounded off the wall. She rebounded quickly from the loss. She is good at both shooting and rebounding. He rebounded the ball and quickly passed it to a teammate. Noun He led the league in rebounds last year.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Crime rates on trains and buses are up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, one more barrier for downtowns trying to rebound. New York Times, 25 Apr. 2022 Now, all the pressure shifts onto the Milwaukee Bucks who hope to rebound from their loss and lock and an injury to Khris Middleton when these teams meet again in this first round 2022 NBA playoffs series. oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2022 The Dolphins, like they’re set to do in the secondary, are returning their defensive linemen from a defense that anchored the team’s midseason turnaround to rebound from 1-7 with eight wins in their last nine games of 2021. David Furones, Sun Sentinel, 21 Apr. 2022 Still, oil is up from roughly $60 a year ago, with supplies failing to keep up with demand as the world economy has begun to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Arkansas Online, 1 Apr. 2022 Still, oil is up from roughly $60 a year ago, with supplies failing to keep up with demand as the world economy has begun to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. Zeke Miller And Josh Boak, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Apr. 2022 Disney’s earnings are likely to rebound strongly this year, driven primarily by the recovery in its lucrative theme park business. Trefis Team, Forbes, 3 May 2022 What might be balancing the travel rebound out are some moderating expectations for other growth, particularly in day-to-day U.S. debit spending that might be more sensitive to economic conditions than discretionary, big-ticket credit-card spending. Telis Demos, WSJ, 3 May 2022 Andrew Wiggins stood under the rim and collected a wide open rebound two feet from the basket. Damichael Cole, USA TODAY, 1 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Still, this suggests that any rebound in crypto trading or prices could be quite lucrative for Robinhood. Telis Demos, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Power curbs will also hit India’s already faltering rebound in industrial production. Rajesh Kumar Singh / Bloomberg, Time, 5 May 2022 Key takeaways were the government’s focus on structural issues in areas that have been in market news of late, especially real estate, and on the 5.5% GDP growth target, which will require a rebound in consumer spending to achieve. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Lodeiro followed the play with a strike of his own off a rebound in the box. Jayda Evans, Anchorage Daily News, 5 May 2022 Caught off guard by the sudden rebound in consumer demand, companies have been scrambling to hire workers and stock their shelves. CBS News, 3 May 2022 Caught off guard by the sudden rebound in consumer demand, companies scrambled to hire workers and stock their shelves. Paul Wiseman, Chicago Tribune, 3 May 2022 Caught off guard by the sudden rebound in consumer demand, companies scrambled to hire workers and stock their shelves. NBC News, 3 May 2022 Caught off guard by the sudden rebound in consumer demand, companies scrambled to hire workers and stock their shelves. Paul Wiseman, ajc, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rebound

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

Noun

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for rebound

Verb

Middle English, from Anglo-French rebundir, from re- + Old French bondir to bound — more at bound entry 4

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rebound

verb
re·​bound | \ ˌrē-ˈbau̇nd How to pronounce rebound (audio) \
rebounded; rebounding

Kids Definition of rebound

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to bounce back after hitting something
2 : to get over a disappointment
3 : to catch a basketball after a player has thrown it at the basket and has not scored a point

rebound

noun
re·​bound | \ ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce rebound (audio) \

Kids Definition of rebound (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the action of bouncing back after hitting something
2 : an immediate reaction to a loss or disappointment
3 : the act of catching a basketball after a player has thrown it at the basket and missed

rebound

noun
re·​bound | \ ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce rebound (audio) , ri-ˈ How to pronounce rebound (audio) \

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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