Definition of ping

  1. ping Noun A high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.
  2. ping Noun A pulse of high-pitched or ultrasonic sound whose echoes provide information about nearby objects and vessels.
  3. ping Noun A packet which a remote host is expected to echo, thus indicating its presence.
  4. ping Noun An email or other message sent requesting acknowledgement.
  5. ping Verb To make a high-pitched, short and somewhat sharp sound.
  6. ping Verb To emit a signal and then listen for its echo in order to detect objects.
  7. ping Verb To send a packet in order to determine whether a host is present, particularly by use of the ping utility.
  8. ping Verb To ping and receive an acknowledgement.
  9. ping Verb To send an email or other message to someone in hopes of eliciting a response.
  10. ping Verb To flick.
  11. ping Verb To bounce.
  12. ping Verb To cause something to bounce.
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