Search Result for "bouncing":
1. rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts);
[syn: bounce, bouncing]
1. vigorously healthy;
- Example: "a bouncing baby"
2. marked by lively action;
- Example: "a bouncing gait"
- Example: "bouncy tunes"
- Example: "the peppy and interesting talk"
- Example: "a spirited dance"
[syn: bouncing, bouncy, peppy, spirited, zippy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bouncing \Boun"cing\, a. 1. Stout; plump and healthy; lusty; buxom. [1913 Webster] Many tall and bouncing young ladies. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. Excessive; big. "A bouncing reckoning." --B. & Fl. [1913 Webster] Bouncing Bet (Bot.), the common soapwort (Saponaria officinalis). --Harper's Mag. [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]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
bouncing adj 1: vigorously healthy; "a bouncing baby" 2: marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance" [syn: bouncing, bouncy, peppy, spirited, zippy] n 1: rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts) [syn: bounce, bouncing]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
91 Moby Thesaurus words for "bouncing": active, activist, activistic, alive, animated, beefy, bouncy, bounding, breezy, brisk, bubbly, chipper, doughty, ebullient, effervescent, energetic, flush, forceful, forcible, forcy, frisky, full of go, full of life, full of pep, full-blooded, full-strength, gutsy, gutty, hale, hale and hearty, hard, hard as nails, hardy, hearty, hefty, hopping, husky, iron-hard, jumping, leaping, live, lively, lusty, mercurial, mighty, militant, nervy, obstinate, peppy, perky, pert, potent, powerful, prancing, puissant, quicksilver, rebounding, recalcitrant, recoiling, red-blooded, repercussive, resilient, robust, robustious, robustuous, rude, rugged, saltant, saltatorial, saltatory, skipping, smacking, snappy, spanking, spirited, sprightly, springing, spry, stalwart, steely, stout, strapping, strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, sturdy, vigorous, vital, vivacious, zingy