verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of ping
Examples from the Web for 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?|Clive Irving|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Michael Daly|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Clive Irving|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the sport chosen to cover such devastation was ping pong.
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|Tom Sykes|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I had most important business with Lumsden, and the girl comes down and cackles about a Mr. Pim, or Ping, or something.Mr. Pim Passes By|Alan Alexander Milne
Ping Wang indignantly asked to be told why they were treated thus, but got no reply.
To his delight there followed that most delightful of sounds, the “ping,” as the tough mushroom bat met the ball.Batting to Win|Lester Chadwick
Ping Wang made no reply but gazed at Charlie in astonishment.
Ping and Tah-nu-nu had not been staked out that first night after their capture.The Red Mustang|William O. Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for ping
Word Origin for ping
Word Origin and History 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.