Definitions of ping:
  • noun:   a sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)
  • noun:   a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya
  • verb:   make a short high-pitched sound
    Example: "The bullet pinged when they struck the car"
  • verb:   send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active
    Example: "Ping your machine in the office"
  • verb:   contact, usually in order to remind of something
    Example: "I'll ping my accountant--April 15 is nearing"
  • verb:   hit with a pinging noise
    Example: "The bugs pinged the lamp shade"
  • verb:   sound like a car engine that is firing too early
    Example: "The car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"
  • name:  A female given name (rare: 1 in 100000 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3777)
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #11168)

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