We saw an interesting headline today on People.com:
“Can Chris Brown Make a Rebound?”
What comes to your mind?
Here’s what came to ours:
What does rebound mean to you? Here’s our word of the day …
rebound. verb (used without object)
- to bound or spring back from force of impact.
- to recover, as from ill health or discouragement.
- Basketball. to gain hold of rebounds: a forward who rebounds well off the offensive board.
rebound. verb (used with object)
- to cause to bound back; cast back.
- Basketball. to gain hold of (a rebound): The guard rebounded the ball in backcourt.
- the act of rebounding; recoil.
- Basketball. a. a ball that bounces off the backboard or the rim of the basket. b. an instance of gaining hold of such a ball.
- Ice Hockey. a puck that bounces off the gear or person of a goalkeeper attempting to make a save.
- on the rebound, a. after bouncing off the ground, a wall, etc.: He hit the ball on the rebound. b. after being rejected by another: She didn’t really love him; she married him on the rebound.