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1 a movement back from an impact [syn: recoil, repercussion, backlash]
2 a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration; "he is still on the rebound from his wife's death"
3 the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot


1 spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide" [syn: bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet]
2 return to a former condition; "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied" [syn: rally]

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Etymology 1

From rebondir.


  • a RP ri'bɑʊnd
  • a US 'ribɑʊnd


  1. A return to health or well-being; a recovery.
    I am on the rebound.
  2. An instance of rebounding, generally credited to a particular player.


  1. To bound or spring back from a force.
  2. To jump up or get back up again.
  3. In the context of "sports": To gain possession from an errant shot.
To bound or spring back from a force
  • French: rebondir
To jump up or get back up again
  • French: rebondir
(sports) to gain possession from an errant shot

Etymology 2



  • 'ribɑʊnd


  1. past of rebind

Extensive Definition

Rebound can refer to:
  • Rebound (sports), in sports, refers to the ball becoming freely available after a failed attempt to put it into the goal
    • Rebound (basketball), the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball in such a scenario
  • Rebound (arcade game), a 1974 arcade game released by Atari Inc
  • Rebound (film), a 2005 movie, starring Martin Lawrence and Megan Mullally
  • Rebound (song), a 2007 song by German pop group Monrose
  • Rebound (dating), a period of time following a particularly painful break-up
  • REBOUND (comics), a comic book created by Scott Wherle and Ted Wing III in Jim Valentino's ShadowHawk #7
  • Rebound effect, the tendency of a symptom to return when a medication is discontinued or is no longer effective
  • Rebound effect (conservation), increases in demand caused by the introduction of more efficient technologies
  • Rebound sports is a term used to describe trampolining and similar gymnastic sports which use springed aparatus to propel the gymnast into the air
  • Wallyball or "rebound volleyball"
  • Post-glacial rebound, the rise of land masses that were depressed by the huge weight of ice sheets during the last ice age
  • Tyco Rebound, a remote control toy car sold by Tyco R/C
  • Rebound manga, a sequel to Harlem Beat
rebound in German: Rebound
rebound in French: Rebond
rebound in Japanese: リバウンド

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