1. [ verb ] spring back; spring away from an impact
Synonyms: bounce spring bound ricochet reverberate recoil resile take_a_hop

"The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

Related terms: jump kick_back carom skip leap bounce ricochet resilience
2. [ noun ] (biology) a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration

"he is still on the rebound from his wife's death"

Related terms: reaction rally
3. [ verb ] return to a former condition
Synonyms: rally

"The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends" "The stock market rallied"

Related terms: recover
4. [ noun ] a movement back from an impact
Synonyms: repercussion backlash recoil
Related terms: movement bounce ricochet resilience bounce
5. [ noun ] (sport,basketball) the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
Related terms: catch basketball
Similar spelling:   refund