rebound

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verb

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

intransitive verb

1
a
: 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
rebounder
ˈrē-ˌbau̇n-dər How to pronounce rebound (audio)
ri-ˈbau̇n-
noun

rebound

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noun

re·​bound ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce rebound (audio)
ri-ˈbau̇nd
1
a
: the action of rebounding : recoil
b
: an upward leap or movement : recovery
a sharp rebound in prices
2
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
3
: a reaction to setback, frustration, or crisis
on the rebound from an unhappy love affair

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
For children, fill rates started to increase in the second half of 2023 – a consistent pattern around the time to return to school – but did not rebound to levels seen in early 2022. Deidre McPhillips, CNN, 2 Apr. 2024 Economic cycles, of course, ebb and flow and construction may rebound. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2024 With the help of Love’s outside shooting, quality rebounding, timely outlet passes and charge-drawing ability, the Heat has outscored opponents by 5.7 points per 100 possessions with Love on the court this season to survive the non-Adebayo minutes. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 1 Apr. 2024 Sabonis leads the league in rebounding, double-doubles (68) and triple-doubles (25). Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 29 Mar. 2024 Then, the following day, the market rebounded 9.3%, the 10th largest percentage gain in the history of the S&P 500 and a near-full recovery. Wes Moss, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Bound for unrestricted free agency in July, he’s done little to decrease his value on the court, posting per game career highs in points (21.3), rebounds (7.5), defensive rebounds (6.4), steals (one), field goals made (8.2) and 3-pointers made (2.3). Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 26 Mar. 2024 The company’s stock is already down more than 31% since the start of the year and fell as much as 4% in intraday trading on the China reporting, before rebounding slightly. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2024 Shares have rebounded from a 52-week low of $95.12 in June, closing Thursday at $134.59. Luisa Beltran, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2024
Noun
The 6-8 junior chose the Hurricanes over Louisville, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, NC State, and Pitt. Johnson, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, averaged a career-high 14 points and 8.6 rebounds per game this past season. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024 Reese averaged more than 18 points and 13 rebounds during the 2023-2024 season. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 3 Apr. 2024 Davis had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and D’Angelo Russell led the Lakers with 25 points and seven made threes — helping push the lead to unreachable distances in the second half. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic was captivated by Caitlin Clark’s 41-point, 12 assist and seven rebound performance in Iowa’s 94-87 win over LSU in the Elite Eight on Monday at MVP Arena. Lawrence Dow, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 Apr. 2024 Clark flirted with a triple-double, adding 7 rebounds and 12 assists to her unreal 41 points, including nine 3-pointers. Trisha Garcia-Easto, Sacramento Bee, 2 Apr. 2024 Center Kamilla Cardoso starred once again for the Gamecocks and scored 12 points in addition to grabbing nine rebounds. Thomas Schlachter, CNN, 1 Apr. 2024 Elite 8 against Memphis: 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, 30 Mar. 2024 Davis led the Lakers with 23 points and 19 rebounds, with two of his four blocks coming in the final quarter. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

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

First Known Use

Verb

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

Noun

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of rebound was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Rebound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rebound. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

rebound

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re·​bound ri-ˈbau̇nd How to pronounce rebound (audio)
1
: to spring back on hitting something
2
: to recover from a loss or disappointment
3
: to gain possession of a rebound in basketball

rebound

2 of 2 noun
re·​bound ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce rebound (audio)
ri-ˈbau̇nd
1
: the action of rebounding : a springing back
2
a
: a basketball or hockey puck that rebounds
b
: the act of gaining possession of a basketball rebound
led the league in rebounds
3
: an immediate reaction especially to a loss or disappointment

Medical Definition

rebound

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