from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sharp, high-pitched sound, as that made by a bullet striking metal.
- n. See knock.
- intransitive v. To make a sharp, high-pitched, metallic sound.
- n. A protocol that sends a message to another computer and waits for acknowledgment, often used to check if another computer on a network is reachable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.
- n. A pulse of high-pitched or ultrasonic sound whose echoes provide information about nearby objects and vessels.
- n. A packet which a remote host is expected to echo, thus indicating its presence.
- n. An email or other message sent requesting acknowledgement.
- v. To make a high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.
- v. To emit a signal and then listen for its echo in order to detect objects.
- v. To send a packet in order to determine whether a host is present, particularly by use of the ping utility.
- v. To ping and receive an acknowledgement.
- v. To send an email or other message to someone in hopes of eliciting a response.
- v. To flick.
- v. To bounce.
- v. To cause something to bounce.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sound made by a bullet in striking a solid object or in passing through the air.
- intransitive v. To make the sound called ping.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To produce a sound like that of a rifle-bullet whistling through the air.
- n. The whistling sound made by a bullet, as from a rifle, in passing through the air.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hit with a pinging noise
- n. a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya
- v. contact, usually in order to remind of something
- n. a sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)
- v. make a short high-pitched sound
- v. send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active
- v. sound like a car engine that is firing too early
p(acket) in(formation) g(roper).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)