verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- a ball that bounces off the backboard or the rim of the basket.
- an instance of gaining hold of such a ball.
- rebound phenomenon,
- rebound tenderness,
- after bouncing off the ground, a wall, etc.: He hit the ball on the rebound.
- after being rejected by another: She didn't really love him; she married him on the rebound.
Origin of rebound
Examples from the Web for rebound
And maybe—just maybe—voter enthusiasm will rebound as a result.Time is Money: How to Fix Outrageous Political Spending|Jim Arkedis|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More and more Americans have jobs since the economy started to rebound.
Yet, even when rebound sex can add in the short-term to the heartbreak, it may actually have long-term benefits.
A new study confirms that rebound sex is real (of course), but suggests it may delay a post-breakup recovery.
Rebound sex can be more about distracting your heart than entertaining your body.
His movements had the elasticity of the panther; blows seemed to rebound from his body without doing him harm.Snnica|Vicente Blasco Ibez
It was a matter of common experience that gentlemen's hearts were thus caught on the rebound.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
Moreover, the same amount of money put out in cash instead of time would in many cases have rebound it.Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries|John Cotton Dana
Now came the rebound, and with shaky nerves I had to face discovery and certain punishment.Prester John|John Buchan
By this time, however, the usual influences had begun to work; the moral revulsion had carried far, and the rebound had come.Following the Color Line|Ray Stannard Baker
verb (rɪˈbaʊnd) (intr)
- in the act of springing back
- informalin a state of recovering from rejection, disappointment, etche married her on the rebound from an unhappy love affair
Word Origin for rebound
late 14c., "to spring, leap," also "return to afflict" (early 15c.), from Old French rebondir "leap back, resound; repulse, push back," from re- "back" (see re-) + bondir "leap, bound" (see bound (v.)). Sense of "to spring back from force of impact" is recorded from late 14c. Sports use probably first in tennis; basketball sense is attested from 1914. Related: Rebounded; rebounding.
1520s, in reference to a ball, from rebound (v.). Sense in basketball from 1920 (from 1917 in ice hockey). Meaning "period of reaction or renewed activity after disturbance" is from 1570s.
see on the rebound.