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bounce

the bounce Australian Rules football the start of play at the beginning of each quarter or after a goal

bounce

i. A term used in or before air combat when an aircraft is attacked by surprise or caught unguarded. To bounce means to catch enemy aircraft unaware.
ii. While landing, to get airborne momentarily after touchdown.

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".

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.

bounce

(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.

bounce

(4)
To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem. Reported primarily among VMS users.

bounce

(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"

bounce

(6)
(IBM) To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.

bounce rate

A measurement of the number of users who leave a website after viewing only one Web page. The rate is the number of users viewing only one page divided by the total number of users visiting the site.

bounced email

An email message that is returned to the sender by the receiving mail server. Called a "non-delivery receipt" (NDR), "non-delivery report" (NDR), "non-delivery notification" (NDN) or "delivery status notification" (DSN), messages are bounced because the recipient does not have an account on that mail server or the recipient's address is misspelled. Email can also be bounced back by either the outgoing or receiving mail server if file attachments exceed a maximum limit. See email and backscatter spam.

bounced e-mail

An e-mail message that is returned to the sender by the receiving mail server. Called a "non-delivery receipt" (NDR), "non-delivery report" (NDR), "non-delivery notification" (NDN) or "delivery status notification" (DSN), messages are bounced because the recipient does not have an account on that mail server or the recipient's address is misspelled. E-mail can also be bounced back by either the outgoing or receiving mail server if file attachments exceed a maximum limit. See e-mail and backscatter spam.
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'Everyone is bouncing off the walls in the dressing-room and going crazy,' said the Kent wicketkeeper who told The Western Mail last year that he considers himself Welsh despite only briefly living here.
Filters over light-bulbs remove ultraviolet radiation, and light reaches the flag only indirectly after bouncing off the walls. "Light probably causes the most damage over time," says Thomassen-Krauss.
When people get excited, we say they are "bouncing off the walls." Brittny Airsman is always bouncing off the walls - and off mats and trampolines, too.
I think he downed five or six before his tutor realised he was bouncing off the walls."
And not forgetting the angled trampolines which will leave you literally bouncing off the walls. ?
WHILE Anfield bounced on Thursday night, fans from across Stanley Park were simply bouncing off the walls.
Vicente del Bosque's side appeared frozen into inaction, and it did not help that they were playing a Chile side whose spirit was stoked by tens of thousands of fans bouncing off the walls of the Maracana - in some cases literally as thousands without tickets remained outside the stadiums with around 200 bursting through a security cordon prior to kickoff.
"We could hear rocks bouncing off the walls. It was very scary.
"When we have been playing at home it comes quite easily to us, we get a big crowd, boys are bouncing off the walls," he says.
"Last night I watched Dave Weir and as he crossed the line I was bouncing off the walls in my room.
"I go back to my room at night and I smile like a lunatic and I'm bouncing off the walls. I can't wait for Thursday, it's going to be amazing.