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Definition 1: a sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal) - [noun denoting event]

(ping is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 2: a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for ping in the sense of this definition

(ping is an instance of ...) a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)

"the river was navigable for 50 miles"

(... is part of ping) 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"

Definition 3: send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active - [verb of communication]

Samples where ping or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ping your machine in the office

(ping is a kind of ...) be in or establish communication with

"Our advertisements reach millions" "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"

(ping belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 4: contact, usually in order to remind of something - [verb of communication]

Samples where ping or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll ping my accountant--April 15 is nearing

(ping is a kind of ...) be in or establish communication with

"Our advertisements reach millions" "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"

Definition 5: hit with a pinging noise - [verb of contact]

Samples where ping or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bugs pinged the lamp shade

(ping is a kind of ...) hit against; come into sudden contact with

"The car hit a tree" "He struck the table with his elbow"

Definition 6: make a short high-pitched sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where ping or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bullet pinged when they struck the car

(ping is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 7: sound like a car engine that is firing too early - [verb of perception]

Samples where ping or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline
  • The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded

Synonyms for ping in the sense of this definition

(ping is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

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