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

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Other Words from rebound

Verb

rebounder \ ˈrē-​ˌbau̇n-​dər How to pronounce rebounder (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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb While Louisville won the overall rebounding battle 40-37, Western Kentucky finished with 18 offensive rebounds and 16 second chance points. Dominique Yates, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville women's basketball has the pieces to work with for a successful season," 6 Nov. 2019 The Huskies were without Samuelson and Collier, who accounted for 45 percent of last year’s scoring, 40 percent of the team’s rebounding and 34 percent of its three-pointers. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, "Key departures, influx of newcomers put UConn women at a crossroads entering 2019-20 season," 6 Nov. 2019 But, for me, my job is to go out there and bring physicality and just help the guys rebound. BostonGlobe.com, "Enes Kanter close to playing again - The Boston Globe," 5 Nov. 2019 The team is high on Gabe Brown, a 6-foot-7 sophomore who can rebound and shoot from long range. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "No. 1 Michigan State, which opens the college basketball season vs. No. 2 Kentucky, is willing to sacrifice for a special season. In 2019, that means deleting Twitter.," 4 Nov. 2019 Ersan Ilyasova has brought effective defense, rebounding and versatility. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Deep Bucks bench among the most prolific, productive in NBA," 3 Nov. 2019 Sam Wyche started 0-5 in 1984 but helped his team rebound to an 8-8 finish. Will Graves, orlandosentinel.com, "QB Rudolph leads Steelers past Bengals 27-3," 1 Oct. 2019 Sam Wyche started 0-5 in 1984 but helped his team rebound to an 8-8 finish. oregonlive, "Pittsburgh Steelers cruise past the Cincinnati Bengals: Recap, score, stats and more," 30 Sep. 2019 Sam Wyche started 0-5 in 1984 but helped his team rebound to an 8-8 finish. Will Graves, Houston Chronicle, "Steelers break out of funk, stomp Bengals," 30 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Tabbs appeared in 15 games as a freshman, averaging 13.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists . . . BostonGlobe.com, "Puerto Rico advances to second round of basketball World Cup," 4 Sep. 2019 The nine-year veteran post player, who came to the Sky from Los Angeles this offseason, has started in 22 of the Sky’s 23 games this season and averaged 10 points and 6.9 rebounds. chicagotribune.com, "Sky center Jantel Lavender to miss 2 months with a broken foot," 13 Aug. 2019 In 46 games, Humphries averaged 11.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting 53.8 percent from the field and 34.1 percent from 3-point range. Roy Parry, orlandosentinel.com, "Magic sign DaQuan Jeffries, Vic Law to Exhibit 10 contracts, finalize two-way deal with Amile Jefferson," 30 July 2019 With her two solid outings earlier this week, Brown is averaging 5.0 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14½ minutes a game. Mia Berry, latimes.com, "Kalani Brown is embracing her ‘baby enforcer’ role for the Sparks," 13 July 2019 Willie Cauley-Stein, 25, center 2018-19 stats: 11.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game with Kings What to expect: D’Angelo Russell was the Warriors’ most notable offseason acquisition, but Cauley-Stein was their biggest bargain. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Get to know Warriors’ eight newcomers, three of whom could start immediately," 12 July 2019 Over the past three seasons in Europe, Thanasis has averaged 5.7 points and 2.9 rebounds while playing 14.3 minutes per game in 135 contests. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reports: Thanasis Antetokounmpo to sign two-year deal with Bucks," 7 July 2019 Two of only three players on the Heat summer roster currently under NBA contracts, Nunn closed with 27 points, Maten with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "Kendrick Nunn, Yante Maten offer summer statements in Heat victory over Kings," 3 July 2019 Aminu, who signed with Portland in 2015, averaged 9.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals in 293 games (255 starts) over four seasons with the Blazers. oregonlive.com, "NBA free agency 2019: Al-Farouq Aminu signs 3-year deal with Orlando Magic," 30 June 2019

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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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13 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for rebound

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

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More Definitions for rebound

rebound

verb
How to pronounce rebound (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of rebound

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

noun
How to pronounce rebound (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of rebound (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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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