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
Here, on the terrace where I sit, and where ladies in needlessly costly robes are promenading up and down to exhibit their superfluous wealth ostentatiously to one another, my ear is continuously assailed by the constant _ping, ping, ping_ of the pigeon-shooting, and my peace disturbed by the flapping death-agonies of those miserable victims.
There was the _ping, ping, ping_, of the mosquitoes, and the piteous wailing shriek of the jackals as they hunted in a pack, and there, too, was the monotonous tramp of the sentry, hour after hour.
Then I came back to my laptop and saw a ping from the culprit.
Some of us are chary of giving every stranger in ping-shot a pretext for striking up a conversation.
If the Tigers were playing Satan in ping pong, I would be yelling GO BIG RED!
KING OF PING PONG (PING PONGKINGEN)/Sweden (Director and Screenwriter: Jens Jonsson) - An ostracized and bullied teenage boy who excels only in ping pong descends into an acrimonious struggle with his younger, more popular brother when the truth about their family history and their father surfaces over the course of their spring break.
This post made my brain ping just that little bit extra!
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Something about the word ping-pong caused Matt to ask if it had any meaning in Mandarin.
If you use a torrent client for example, and are carrying on with your normal computer tasks, then your ping is going to be considerbly higher than normal.