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Definition of "rebound" []

  • To spring or bounce back after hitting or colliding with something. (verb-intransitive)
  • To recover, as from depression or disappointment. (verb-intransitive)
  • To reecho; resound. (verb-intransitive)
  • Basketball To retrieve and gain possession of the ball as it bounces off the backboard or rim after an unsuccessful shot. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to rebound. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rebound" in a sentence
  • "Banking stocks, which have been hard-hit recently, staged a mini-rebound though I use the word rebound with caution."
  • "It may also be a natural rebound from a pretty bad fourth quarter, when broadband net adds skidded at most ISPs."
  • "It may also be a natural rebound from a pretty bad fourth quarter, when [...]"