browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
bounce

more about bounce

bounce


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bounce  \Bounce\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  drive  against  anything  suddenly  and  violently;  to  bump; 
  to  thump.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  bound  or  rebound;  sometimes  to  toss 
 
  3.  To  eject  violently,  as  from  a  room  to  discharge 
  unceremoniously,  as  from  employment.  [Collog.  U.  S.] 
 
  4.  To  bully;  to  scold.  [Collog.]  --J.  Fletcher. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bounce  \Bounce\,  n. 
  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  [Obs.] 
 
  4.  Bluster;  brag;  untruthful  boasting;  audacious 
  exaggeration;  an  impudent  lie;  a  bouncer.  --Johnson.  De 
  Quincey.? 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  dogfish  of  Europe  ({Scyllium  catulus}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bounce  \Bounce\,  adv 
  With  a  sudden  leap;  suddenly. 
 
  This  impudent  puppy  comes  bounce  in  upon  me 
  --Bickerstaff. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bounce 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  a  substance  that  is  able  to  rebound  [syn:  {bounciness}] 
  2:  a  light  springing  movement  upwards  or  forwards  [syn:  {leap}, 
  {leaping},  {spring},  {bound}] 
  3:  rebounding  from  an  impact  (or  series  of  impacts)  [syn:  {bouncing}] 
  v  1:  spring  back  spring  away  from  an  impact;  "The  rubber  ball 
  bounced"  [syn:  {take  a  hop},  {spring},  {bound},  {rebound}, 
  {recoil},  {ricochet}] 
  2:  hit  something  so  that  it  bounces,  as  of  a  ball 
  3:  move  up  and  down  repeatedly  [syn:  {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" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  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.  [Stanford]  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  P.M.  to  7  P.M.  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;  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}.  4.  To  casually  reboot 
  a  system  in  order  to  clear  up  a  transient  problem.  Reported  primarily 
  among  {VMS}  and  {Unix}  users.  5.  [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 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  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) 
 
 




more about bounce