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Meaning of REBOUND

Pronunciation:  'ree`bawnd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
  2. [n]  a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration; "he is still on the rebound from his wife's death"
  3. [n]  a movement back from an impact
  4. [v]  return to a former condition; "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied"
  5. [v]  spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

REBOUND is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: backlash, bounce, bound, rally, recoil, recoil, repercussion, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring, take a hop
 See Also: basketball, basketball game, bounce, bouncing, bound off, carom, carom, catch, glance, go back, grab, jump, kick, kick back, leap, motion, movement, reaction, recover, recuperate, resilience, resiliency, response, ricochet, skip, snap, snatch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*bound"\, v. i. [Pref. re- + bound: cf. F. rebondir.]
    1. To spring back; to start back; to be sent back or
       reverberated by elastic force on collision with another
       body; as, a rebounding echo.
             Bodies which are absolutely hard, or so soft as to
             be void of elasticity, will not rebound from one
             another.                              --Sir I.
    2. To give back an echo. [R.] --T. Warton.
    3. To bound again or repeatedly, as a horse. --Pope.
    {Rebounding lock} (Firearms), one in which the hammer
       rebounds to half cock after striking the cap or primer.
  2. \Re*bound"\, v. t.
    To send back; to reverberate.
          Silenus sung; the vales his voice rebound. --Dryden.
  3. \Re*bound"\, n.
    The act of rebounding; resilience.
          Flew . . . back, as from a rock, with swift rebound.
Medical Dictionary
  1. In diabetes, A sudden swing from a low blood glucose level to a high one.
  2. Pain occuring when the examiner suddenly releases pressure of the examining hand, allowing locally inflamed tissues to return suddenly to their normal position.