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rebound

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verb re·bound \ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd, ri-ˈ\

Definition of rebound

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to spring back on or as if on collision or impact with another bodyb :  to recover from setback or frustration

  3. 2 :  reecho

  4. 3 :  to gain possession of a rebound in basketball

  5. transitive verb
  6. :  to cause to rebound

rebounder

play \ˈrē-ˌbau̇n-dər, ri-ˈ\ noun

Examples of rebound in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of rebound

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


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rebound

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noun re·bound \ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd, ri-ˈ\

Definition of rebound

  1. 1a :  the action of rebounding :  recoilb :  an upward leap or movement :  recovery a sharp rebound in prices

  2. 2a :  a basketball or hockey puck that reboundsb :  the act or an instance of gaining possession of a basketball rebound leads the league in rebounds

  3. 3 :  a reaction to setback, frustration, or crisis on the rebound from an unhappy love affair

Examples of rebound in a Sentence

  1. He led the league in rebounds last year.

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First Known Use of rebound

1530

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REBOUND Defined for English Language Learners

rebound

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Definition of rebound for English Language Learners

  • : 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

rebound

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Definition of rebound for English Language Learners

  • : 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


REBOUND Defined for Kids

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rebound

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verb re·bound \ˌrē-ˈbau̇nd\

Definition of rebound for Students

rebounded

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rebounding

  1. 1 :  to bounce back after hitting something

  2. 2 :  to get over a disappointment

  3. 3 :  to catch a basketball after a player has thrown it at the basket and has not scored a point


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rebound

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noun re·bound \ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd\

Definition of rebound for Students

  1. 1 :  the action of bouncing back after hitting something

  2. 2 :  an immediate reaction to a loss or disappointment

  3. 3 :  the act of catching a basketball after a player has thrown it at the basket and missed


Medical Dictionary

rebound

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noun re·bound \ˈrē-ˌbau̇nd, ri-ˈ\

Medical Definition of rebound

  1. :  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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