(noun, verb)


1. the quality of a substance that is able to rebound

Similar word(s): bounciness

Definition categories: attribute, elasticity, snap

2. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

Similar word(s): bound, leap, leaping, saltation, spring

Definition categories: act, jump, jumping

3. rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)

Similar word(s): bouncing

Definition categories: event, backlash, rebound, recoil, repercussion

Sentences with bounce as a noun:

- Them pro-ballers got bounce!


1. spring back; spring away from an impact

- The rubber ball bounced

Similar word(s): bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, spring

Definition categories: motion, bound, jump, leap, spring

2. hit something so that it bounces

- bounce a ball

Definition categories: contact, hit

3. move up and down repeatedly

Similar word(s): jounce

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

4. come back after being refused

- the check bounced

Definition categories: possession, return

5. leap suddenly

- He bounced to his feet

Definition categories: motion, bound, jump, leap, spring

6. refuse to accept and send back

- bounce a check

Definition categories: possession, decline, refuse, reject

7. eject from the premises

- The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club

Definition categories: contact, eject, exclude

Sentences with bounce as a verb:

- The tennis ball bounced off the wall before coming to rest in the ditch.

- He bounces nervously on his chair.

- He bounced the child on his knee.

- I'm meeting Bob later to bounce some ideas off him about the new product range.

- She bounced happily into the room.

- We can’t accept further checks from you, as your last one bounced.

- He tends to bounce a check or two toward the end of each month, before his payday.

- Let’s wrap this up, I gotta bounce.

- The squadron was bounced north of the town.

- See if it helps to bounce the router.

- What’s your new email address – the old one bounces.

- The girl in the bar told me her address is, but my mail to that address bounced back to me.

- The student pilot bounced several times during his landing.

- After the mid-air collision, his rig failed and he bounced. BSBD.