Definition of Bounce

1. Noun. The quality of a substance that is able to rebound.

Exact synonyms: Bounciness
Generic synonyms: Elasticity, Snap
Derivative terms: Bouncy

2. Verb. Spring back; spring away from an impact. "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
Exact synonyms: Bound, Rebound, Recoil, Resile, Reverberate, Ricochet, Spring, Take A Hop
Specialized synonyms: Kick, Kick Back, Recoil, Bound Off, Skip, Carom
Generic synonyms: Bound, Jump, Leap, Spring
Derivative terms: Bound, Rebound, Recoil, Resiliency, Resilient, Ricochet, Spring

3. Noun. A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.
Exact synonyms: Bound, Leap, Leaping, Saltation, Spring
Generic synonyms: Jump, Jumping
Specialized synonyms: Caper, Capriole, Pounce
Derivative terms: Bound, Bound, Leap, Leap, Saltate, Spring, Spring

4. Verb. Hit something so that it bounces. "The children bounce the ball"; "Bounce a ball"
Specialized synonyms: Bounce Out
Generic synonyms: Hit

5. Noun. Rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts).
Exact synonyms: Bouncing
Generic synonyms: Backlash, Rebound, Recoil, Repercussion
Derivative terms: Bouncy

6. Verb. Move up and down repeatedly. "The balls bounce "
Exact synonyms: Jounce
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

7. Verb. Come back after being refused. "The checks bounce "; "The check bounced"
Generic synonyms: Return
Antonyms: Clear

8. Verb. Leap suddenly. "He bounced to his feet"
Generic synonyms: Bound, Jump, Leap, Spring

9. Verb. Refuse to accept and send back. "The banks bounce the check"; "Bounce a check"
Generic synonyms: Decline, Pass Up, Refuse, Reject, Turn Down

10. Verb. Eject from the premises. "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"
Generic synonyms: Boot Out, Chuck Out, Eject, Exclude, Turf Out, Turn Out
Derivative terms: Bouncer

Definition of Bounce

1. v. i. To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly.

2. v. t. To drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump; to thump.

3. n. A sudden leap or bound; a rebound.

4. adv. With a sudden leap; suddenly.

Definition of Bounce

1. Verb. (intransitive) To change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause to move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive informal of a cheque/check) To be refused by a bank because it is drawn on insufficient funds. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive informal) To fail to cover (gloss have sufficient funds for) (a draft presented against one's account). ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive slang African American Vernacular English) To leave. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive slang African American Vernacular English) (sometimes employing the preposition ''with'') To have sexual intercourse. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive air combat) To attack unexpectedly. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive electronics) To turn power off and back on; to reset ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive Internet of an e-mail message or address) To return undelivered. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive aviation) To land hard and lift off again due to excess momentum. ¹

12. Noun. A change of direction of motion after hitting the ground or an obstacle. ¹

13. Noun. A movement up and then down (or vice versa), once or repeatedly. ¹

14. Noun. An email return with any error. ¹

15. Noun. The sack, licensing ¹

16. Noun. A bang, boom ¹

17. Noun. A genre of New Orleans music. ¹

18. Noun. (slang African American Vernacular English) Drugs. ¹

19. Noun. (slang African American Vernacular English) Swagger. ¹

20. Noun. (slang African American Vernacular English) A 'good' beat. ¹

21. Noun. (slang African American Vernacular English) A talent for leaping. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bounce

1. to spring back [v BOUNCED, BOUNCING, BOUNCES]

Medical Definition of Bounce

1. 1. To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly. "Another bounces as hard as he can knock." (Swift) "Against his bosom bounced his heaving heart." (Dryden) 2. To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room. "Out bounced the mastiff." (Swift) "Bounced off his arm+chair." (Thackeray) 3. To boast; to talk big; to bluster. Origin: OE. Bunsen; cf. D. Bonzen to strike, bounce, bons blow, LG. Bunsen to knock; all prob. Of imitative origin. 1. A sudden leap or bound; a rebound. 2. A heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump. "The bounce burst open the door." (Dryden) 3. An explosion, or the noise of one. 4. Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer. 5. A dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bounce

boulimia
boulle
boulles
bouls
boult
boulted
boulter
boulters
boultin
boulting
boultings
boults
boun
bounce back
bounce frequency
bounce house
bounce houses
bounce off
bounce off the walls
bounce out
bounceable
bounceback
bouncebackability
bouncebackable
bouncebacks
bounced
bounced check

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