What is Ping?

  • (verb): Send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active.
    Example: "Ping your machine in the office"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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More definitions of "Ping":

  • (verb): Sound like a car engine that is firing too early.
    Synonyms: pink, knock
  • (verb): Hit with a pinging noise.
    Example: "The bugs pinged the lamp shade"
  • (verb): Contact, usually in order to remind of something.
    Example: "I'll ping my accountant--April 15 is nearing"
  • (noun): A sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal).
  • (verb): Make a short high-pitched sound.
    Example: "The bullet pinged when they struck the car"
  • (noun): A river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya.
    Synonyms: Ping River