Definition of Ping

1. Noun. A river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya.

Exact synonyms: Ping River
Group relationships: Kingdom Of Thailand, Siam, Thailand
Generic synonyms: River

2. Verb. Hit with a pinging noise. "The bugs pinged the lamp shade"
Generic synonyms: Collide With, Hit, Impinge On, Run Into, Strike

3. Noun. A sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal).
Generic synonyms: Sound

4. Verb. Sound like a car engine that is firing too early. "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
Exact synonyms: Knock, Pink
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Knock, Knocking

5. Verb. Make a short high-pitched sound. "The bullet pinged when they struck the car"
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound

6. Verb. Contact, usually in order to remind of something. "I'll ping my accountant--April 15 is nearing"
Generic synonyms: Contact, Get Hold Of, Get Through, Reach

7. Verb. Send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active. "Ping your machine in the office"
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Contact, Get Hold Of, Get Through, Reach

Definition of Ping

1. n. The sound made by a bullet in striking a solid object or in passing through the air.

2. v. i. To make the sound called ping.

Definition of Ping

1. Noun. A high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound. ¹

2. Noun. (qualifier submarine navigation) A pulse of high-pitched or ultrasonic sound whose echoes provide information about nearby objects and vessels. ¹

3. Noun. (networking) A packet which a remote host is expected to echo, thus indicating its presence. ¹

4. Noun. (context: text messaging Internet) An email or other message sent requesting acknowledgement. ¹

5. Verb. To make a high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound. ¹

6. Verb. (qualifier submarine navigation) To emit a signal and then listen for its echo in order to detect objects. ¹

7. Verb. (networking) To send a packet in order to determine whether a host is present, particularly by use of the ping utility. ¹

8. Verb. (networking) To ping and receive an acknowledgement. ¹

9. Verb. To send an email or other message to someone in hopes of eliciting a response. ¹

10. Verb. (colloquial) To flick. ¹

11. Verb. (context: colloquial sports intransitive) To bounce. ¹

12. Verb. (context: colloquial sports transitive) To cause something to bounce. ¹

13. Verb. ¹

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Definition of Ping

1. to produce a brief, high-pitched sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ping

ping (current term)
ping-pong ball
ping-pong bone
ping-pong mechanism
ping-pong table
ping pong
ping pong ball

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