What does the word bounce mean?

Usage examples for bounce

  1. Colonel Thurgood, looking more like a patient every minute, sat on the edge of his chair at the head of a long table and pounded with his fist on the wooden surface, making Miss Abercrombie's chart book bounce with every beat. – A Filbert Is a Nut by Rick Raphael
  2. One of the devotees was so shocked that she dropped a plate or something, and, to put it coarsely, Hezekiah got the bounce. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  3. I'd bounce at that thought, and get all kind of warmed up inside. – Torchy by Sewell Ford