verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of ping
Examples from the Web for ping
Contemporary Examples of ping
Air marshal Houston was careful to make it clear that, however encouraging, the ping detections were not in itself enough.Can Anyone Find MH370 If It’s in a Million Pieces?
April 9, 2014
A second “ping” then put the phone in the vicinity of a shopping center in Kissimmee.The Teen Love Letters that Led to a Tragic Murder-Suicide in Florida
March 30, 2014
For some hours after all other communications stopped, the airplane was sending a “ping” recording its presence to a satellite.The Baseless Rush to Blame the Pilots of Flight 370
March 16, 2014
And the sport chosen to cover such devastation was ping pong.How to Hide a Famine with Ping-Pong
January 9, 2014
Pippa issued a challenge to the London mayor in a column today to play her at Ping Pong and he has accepted.Boris Johnson Accepts Ping Pong Challenge From Pippa Middleton
April 3, 2013
Historical Examples of ping
And did he hear a ping just at that instant, feel the ship vibrate for a second?Slingshot
Irving W. Lande
When he had been there about ten minutes Ping Wang joined him.
Soon he saw that Ping Wang, if left to himself, would be drowned.
Ping Wang, shall we have any difficulty in obtaining food to-morrow?'
Ping Wang hurried away, and returned in a minute or two with the draughts.
Word Origin for ping
1835, imitative of the sound of a bullet striking something sharply. Meaning "short, high-pitched electronic pulse" is attested from 1943. As a verb from 1855; in computer sense is from at least 1981. Related: Pinged; pinging.