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Ping

 (pĭng)
A river, about 565 km (350 mi) long, of western Thailand. It is a major tributary of the Chao Phraya.

ping

 (pĭng)
n.
1. A sharp, high-pitched sound, as that made by a bullet striking metal.
2. 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.
3. See knock.
v. pinged, ping·ing, pings
v.intr.
To make a sharp, high-pitched, metallic sound.
v.tr.
1. To test the connectivity of (a computer) to a network by using the ping protocol: To ping your computer, at the DOS prompt type "ping" and then your IP address.
2. Informal To reach out to (someone), as by text message or email, to establish or maintain communication: Ping me when you get home safely.

[Imitative. Noun, sense 2, so called by American programmer Michael Muuss (1958-2000), author of the original protocol code, in reference to sonar pings.]

ping

(pɪŋ)
n
1. a short high-pitched resonant sound, as of a bullet striking metal or a sonar echo
2. (Computer Science) computing a system for testing whether internet systems are responding and how long in milliseconds it takes them to respond
vb
3. (intr) to make such a noise
4. (Computer Science) (tr) computing to send a test message to (a computer or server) in order to check whether it is responding or how long it takes it to respond
[C19: of imitative origin]
ˈpinging adj

ping

(pɪŋ)

v.i.
1. to produce a sharp sound like that of a bullet striking a sheet of metal.
n.
2. a pinging sound.
[1850–55; imitative]

ping


Past participle: pinged
Gerund: pinging

Imperative
ping
ping
Present
I ping
you ping
he/she/it pings
we ping
you ping
they ping
Preterite
I pinged
you pinged
he/she/it pinged
we pinged
you pinged
they pinged
Present Continuous
I am pinging
you are pinging
he/she/it is pinging
we are pinging
you are pinging
they are pinging
Present Perfect
I have pinged
you have pinged
he/she/it has pinged
we have pinged
you have pinged
they have pinged
Past Continuous
I was pinging
you were pinging
he/she/it was pinging
we were pinging
you were pinging
they were pinging
Past Perfect
I had pinged
you had pinged
he/she/it had pinged
we had pinged
you had pinged
they had pinged
Future
I will ping
you will ping
he/she/it will ping
we will ping
you will ping
they will ping
Future Perfect
I will have pinged
you will have pinged
he/she/it will have pinged
we will have pinged
you will have pinged
they will have pinged
Future Continuous
I will be pinging
you will be pinging
he/she/it will be pinging
we will be pinging
you will be pinging
they will be pinging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pinging
you have been pinging
he/she/it has been pinging
we have been pinging
you have been pinging
they have been pinging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pinging
you will have been pinging
he/she/it will have been pinging
we will have been pinging
you will have been pinging
they will have been pinging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pinging
you had been pinging
he/she/it had been pinging
we had been pinging
you had been pinging
they had been pinging
Conditional
I would ping
you would ping
he/she/it would ping
we would ping
you would ping
they would ping
Past Conditional
I would have pinged
you would have pinged
he/she/it would have pinged
we would have pinged
you would have pinged
they would have pinged

ping

To contact a person with a short message, usually to ask for their agreement or disagreement on an issue or to remind them of something.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ping - a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya
Kingdom of Thailand, Siam, Thailand - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula; "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"
2.ping - a sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.ping - hit with a pinging noise; "The bugs pinged the lamp shade"
collide with, impinge on, hit, run into, strike - hit against; come into sudden contact with; "The car hit a tree"; "He struck the table with his elbow"
2.ping - sound like a car engine that is firing too early; "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline"; "The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
3.ping - make a short high-pitched sound; "the bullet pinged when they struck the car"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
4.ping - contact, usually in order to remind of something; "I'll ping my accountant--April 15 is nearing"
contact, get hold of, get through, reach - be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
5.ping - send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active; "ping your machine in the office"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
contact, get hold of, get through, reach - be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
Translations
أزيز، فَرْقَعَهيُفَرْقِع
cinknoutcinknutí
plingplinge
anpingenKlirren
klingjapæng; òaî aî klingja
skambesyssuskambėtisuzvimbtizvimbimas
džinkstēšanadžinkstēt
cinknúť
tınlama sesitınlamak

ping

[pɪŋ]
A. N (on striking) → sonido m metálico; [of bullet] → silbido m; [of bell] → tintín m
B. VI (on striking) → producir un sonido metálico; [bullet] → silbar; [bell] → tintinear, hacer tintín

ping

[ˈpɪŋ]
n (= noise) → dring m
vi [bell] → tinterping-pong® [ˈpɪŋpɒŋ]
nping-pong m
to play ping-pong → jouer au ping-pong
modif [table, ball, championship, champion, player] → de ping-pong

ping

n (of bell)Klingeln nt; (of bullet)Peng nt; to make a ping (sonar, lift bell etc) → klingeln; the stone made a ping as it hit the glassder Stein machte klick, als er auf das Glas traf
vi (bell)klingeln; (bullet)peng machen

ping

[pɪŋ]
1. nsuono metallico; (of bell) → tintinnio
2. vi (see n) → produrre un suono metallico, tintinnare

ping

(piŋ) noun
a sharp, ringing sound such as that of a glass being lightly struck, or a stretched wire, thread etc being pulled and released. His knife struck the wine-glass with a loud ping.
verb
to make such a sound. The glass pinged.