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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. the quality of a substance that is able to rebound;
[syn: bounce, bounciness]

2. a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards;
[syn: leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce]

3. rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts);
[syn: bounce, bouncing]


VERB (7)

1. spring back; spring away from an impact;
- Example: "The rubber ball bounced"
- Example: "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
[syn: bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet]

2. hit something so that it bounces;
- Example: "bounce a ball"

3. move up and down repeatedly;
[syn: bounce, jounce]

4. come back after being refused;
- Example: "the check bounced"

5. leap suddenly;
- Example: "He bounced to his feet"

6. refuse to accept and send back;
- Example: "bounce a check"

7. eject from the premises;
- Example: "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bounce \Bounce\, v. t. 1. To drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump; to thump. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss. [1913 Webster] 3. To eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment. [Collog. U. S.] [1913 Webster] 4. To bully; to scold. [Collog.] --J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bounce \Bounce\, n. [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden leap or bound; a rebound. [1913 Webster] 2. A heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump. [1913 Webster] The bounce burst open the door. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. An explosion, or the noise of one. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 4. Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer. --Johnson. De Quincey.? [1913 Webster] 5. (Zool.) A dogfish of Europe (Scyllium catulus). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bounce \Bounce\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bounced; p. pr. & vb. n. Bouncing.] [OE. bunsen; cf. D. bonzen to strike, bounce, bons blow, LG. bunsen to knock; all prob. of imitative origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly. [1913 Webster] Another bounces as hard as he can knock. --Swift. [1913 Webster] Against his bosom bounced his heaving heart. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room. [1913 Webster] Out bounced the mastiff. --Swift. [1913 Webster] Bounced off his arm+chair. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 3. To boast; to talk big; to bluster. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bounce \Bounce\, adv. With a sudden leap; suddenly. [1913 Webster] This impudent puppy comes bounce in upon me. --Bickerstaff. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bounce n 1: the quality of a substance that is able to rebound [syn: bounce, bounciness] 2: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards [syn: leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce] 3: rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts) [syn: bounce, bouncing] v 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, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet] 2: hit something so that it bounces; "bounce a ball" 3: move up and down repeatedly [syn: bounce, jounce] 4: come back after being refused; "the check bounced" [ant: clear] 5: leap suddenly; "He bounced to his feet" 6: refuse to accept and send back; "bounce a check" 7: eject from the premises; "The ex-boxer's job is to bounce people who want to enter this private club"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

331 Moby Thesaurus words for "bounce": AM signal, CRT spot, DM display, Doppler signal, FM signal, Highland fling, IF signal, IM display, RF amplifier, RF echoes, RF signal, RF stage, adaptability, airiness, and jump, animation, ax, backfire, backlash, backlashing, beam, beat signal, blips, bludgeon, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, bob, bobble, boomerang, boot, boot out, bounce, bounce back, bounces, bounciness, bound, bound back, brag, brave show, break, breeziness, broad jump, browbeat, buck, buckjump, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, bump, buoyance, buoyancy, bust, can, cannon, cannon off, caper, capriole, caracole, carefreeness, carom, cashier, cast, cast out, cavort, chatter, chirpiness, chuck out, clear, contrecoup, cow, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, debonairness, defenestrate, defrock, degrade, demivolt, demote, deplume, depose, deprive, detrude, didder, direct signal, disbar, discard, discharge, disemploy, dismiss, displace, display, displume, dither, double-dot display, dragoon, drum out, dynamism, echo, echo signal, eject, elasticity, energy, exclude, expel, extensibility, extrude, falter, fire, flexibility, flounce, fly back, flying jump, frisk, furlough, galliard, gambado, gambol, gasconade, gelandesprung, get-up-and-go, give, give the ax, give the gate, give the hook, go, grand jete, grimace, handspring, have an ague, have repercussions, heave out, hector, high jump, hippety-hop, hop, hurdle, hustle, intimidate, jactitate, jar, jauntiness, jerk, jete, jettison, jig, jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, jounce, jump, jump about, jump over, jump shot, jump turn, jump-hop, jump-off, junk, kick, kick back, kick downstairs, kick out, kick upstairs, kickback, lash back, lavolta, lay off, leap, leap over, leapfrog, let go, let out, levity, life, light heart, lightheartedness, lightness, lightsomeness, liveliness, local oscillator signal, long jump, lop, make redundant, morris, negotiate, obtrude, oust, out-herod Herod, output signal, overjump, overleap, overskip, peacockery, peacockishness, pension off, pep, perkiness, pertness, picture, pips, pole vault, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, prance, put out, quake, quaver, quiver, radar signal, radio-frequency amplifier, radio-frequency signal, radio-frequency stage, rage, ramp, rant, rave, read out of, reading, rebound, rebuff, recalcitrate, recalcitration, recoil, reflected signal, reflection, reject, release, remove, repercuss, repercussion, replace, repulse, resile, resilience, resiliency, responsiveness, retire, return, return signal, ricochet, rictus, roister, rollick, romp, running broad jump, running high jump, sack, saut de basque, separate forcibly, shake, shiver, shock, shortwave signal, shudder, signal, signal display, ski jump, skip, slang, snap, snap back, splutter, spot, spring, spring back, springiness, sputter, start, start aside, start up, steeplechase, storm, stretch, stretchability, stretchiness, strip, strut, strutting, superannuate, surplus, suspend, swagger, swaggering, swank, swash, swashbuckle, swashbucklering, swashbucklery, swashbuckling, target image, terminate, throw away, throw out, throw overboard, thrust out, tic, tone, tonicity, tonus, toss out, tour jete, trace, transmitter signal, tremble, tremor, trip, turn off, turn out, twitch, twitter, unfrock, unidirectional signal, updive, upleap, upspring, vapor, vault, verve, vibrate, video signal, vitality, vivacity, wobble, yield, zest, zip
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

bounce v. 1. [common; perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check] An electronic mail message that is undeliverable and returns an error notification to the sender is said to bounce. See also bounce message. 2. To engage in sexual intercourse; prob.: from the expression ?bouncing the mattress?, but influenced by Roo's psychosexually loaded ?Try bouncing me, Tigger!? from the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Compare boink. 3. To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem (possibly editing a configuration file in the process, if it is one that is only re-read at boot time). Reported primarily among VMS and Unix users. 4. [VM/CMS programmers] Automatic warm-start of a machine after an error. ? I logged on this morning and found it had bounced 7 times during the night? 6. [IBM] To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

bounce 1. (Perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check) An electronic mail message that is undeliverable and returns an error notification (a "bounce message") to the sender is said to "bounce". 2. To play volleyball. The now-demolished D. C. Power Lab building used by the Stanford AI Lab in the 1970s had a volleyball court on the front lawn. From 5 PM to 7 PM was the scheduled maintenance time for the computer, so every afternoon at 5 would come over the intercom the cry: "Now hear this: bounce, bounce!", followed by Brian McCune loudly bouncing a volleyball on the floor outside the offices of known volleyballers. 3. To engage in sexual intercourse; probably from the expression "bouncing the mattress", but influenced by Roo's psychosexually loaded "Try bouncing me, Tigger!" from the "Winnie-the-Pooh" books. Compare boink. 4. To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem. Reported primarily among VMS users. 5. (VM/CMS programmers) Automatic warm-start of a computer after an error. "I logged on this morning and found it had bounced 7 times during the night" 6. (IBM) To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it. [Jargon File] (1994-11-29)