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dart | bounce |

As a verb bounce is

to change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.

As a noun bounce is

a change of direction of motion after hitting the ground or an obstacle.



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Etymology 1

From (etyl) dart, from (etyl) dart, .


(en noun)
  • A pointed missile weapon, intended to be thrown by the hand; a short lance; a javelin; any sharp-pointed missile weapon, as an arrow.
  • * 1769 , Oxford Standard Text, , xviii, 14,
  • Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.
  • Anything resembling such a pointed missile weapon; anything that pierces or wounds like such a weapon.
  • * 1830 , , Sensibility'', ''The Works of Hannah More , Volume 1, page 38,
  • The artful inquiry, whose venom?d dart / Scarce wounds the hearing while it stabs the heart.
  • (Australia, obsolete) A plan or scheme.
  • * 1947 , , Halfway to Anywhere , 1970, page 79,
  • Trucking?s my dart too.
  • A sudden or fast movement.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=Septembe 24 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 67-3 Romania , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Six minutes later Cueto went over for his second try after the recalled Mike Tindall found him with a perfectly-timed pass, before Ashton went on another dart , this time down his opposite wing, only for his speculative pass inside to be ruled forward.}}
  • (sewing) A fold that is stitched on a garment.
  • * 2013 , The Economist, Nadia Popova
  • Somehow she managed, with a cinched waist here and a few darts there, to look like a Hollywood star.
  • A fish; the dace.
  • (in the plural) A game of throwing darts at a target.
  • Derived terms
    * dart sac

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) darten, from the noun (see above).


    (en verb)
  • To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
  • To send forth suddenly or rapidly; to emit; to shoot
  • The sun darts forth his beams.
    Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart ? -
  • To fly or pass swiftly, as a dart; to move rapidly in one direction; to shoot out quickly
  • The flying man darted eastward.
  • To start and run with speed; to shoot rapidly along
  • The deer darted from the thicket.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Mark Vesty , title=Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The impressive Frenchman drove forward with purpose down the right before cutting infield and darting in between Vassiriki Diaby and Koscielny.}}
    Derived terms




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    (wikipedia bounce)


  • To change the direction of motion after hitting an obstacle.
  • The tennis ball bounced off the wall before coming to rest in the ditch.
  • To move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
  • He bounces nervously on his chair.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=May 13 , author=Alistair Magowan , title=Sunderland 0-1 Man Utd , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=The Black Cats contributed to their own downfall for the only goal when Titus Bramble, making his first appearance since Boxing Day, and Michael Turner, let Phil Jones' cross bounce across the six-yard box as Rooney tucked in at the back post.}}
  • To cause to move quickly up and then down, or vice versa, once or repeatedly.
  • He bounced the child on his knee.
  • To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound.
  • She bounced into the room.
  • To be refused by a bank because it is drawn on insufficient funds.
  • We can’t accept further checks from you, as your last one bounced .
  • (informal) To fail to cover (have sufficient funds for) (a draft presented against one's account).
  • He tends to bounce a check or two toward the end of each month, before his payday.
  • (slang) To leave.
  • Let’s wrap this up, I gotta bounce .
  • (US, slang, dated) To eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment.
  • (intransitive, slang, African American Vernacular English) (sometimes employing the preposition with ) To have sexual intercourse.
  • (air combat) To attack unexpectedly.
  • The squadron was bounced north of the town.
  • (electronics) To turn power off and back on; to reset
  • See if it helps to bounce the router.
  • (intransitive, Internet, of an e-mail message or address) To return undelivered.
  • What’s your new email address – the old one bounces .
    The girl in the bar told me her address is thirsty@example.com, but my mail to that address bounced back to me.
  • (aviation) To land hard and lift off again due to excess momentum.
  • The student pilot bounced several times during his landing.
  • (slang, dated) To bully; to scold.
  • (archaic) To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; to knock loudly.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Another bounces as hard as he can knock.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Out bounced the mastiff.
  • (archaic) To boast; to bluster.
  • Synonyms

    * (change direction of motion after hitting an obstacle) bounce back, rebound * (move quickly up and down) bob

    Derived terms

    * bounceable * bounce back, bounceback * bouncedown * bouncer * bounce rate * bouncing * bouncy * debounce


    (en noun)
  • A change of direction of motion after hitting the ground or an obstacle.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=June 9, author=Owen Phillips, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Euro 2012: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark , passage=Krohn-Dehli took advantage of a lucky bounce of the ball after a battling run on the left flank by Simon Poulsen, dummied two defenders and shot low through goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg's legs after 24 minutes.}}
  • A movement up and then down (or vice versa), once or repeatedly.
  • An email return with any error.
  • The sack, licensing.
  • A bang, boom.
  • * 1773 , (Oliver Goldsmith),
  • I don't value her resentment the bounce of a cracker.
  • A drink based on brandy(w).
  • * , chapter=6
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=He had one hand on the bounce bottle—and he'd never let go of that since he got back to the table—but he had a handkerchief in the other and was swabbing his deadlights with it.}}
  • A heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump.
  • * Dryden
  • The bounce burst open the door.
  • Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer.
  • (Johnson)
    (De Quincey)
  • Scyllium catulus , a European dogfish.
  • A genre of New Orleans music.
  • (slang, African American Vernacular English) Drugs.
  • (slang, African American Vernacular English) Swagger.
  • (slang, African American Vernacular English) A 'good' beat.
  • (slang, African American Vernacular English) A talent for leaping.
  • Synonyms

    * (change of direction of motion after hitting an obstacle) rebound * (movement up and down) bob, bobbing (repeated), bouncing (repeated) * (talent for leaping) ups, mad ups

    Derived terms

    * bouncy * on the bounce English ergative verbs