Definition of "pings" []

  • A short high-pitched resonant sound, as of a bullet striking metal or a sonar echo (noun)
  • A system for testing whether internet systems are responding and how long in milliseconds it takes them to respond (noun)
  • To make such a noise (verb)
  • To send a test message to (a computer or server) in order to check whether it is responding or how long it takes it to respond (verb)
  • Plural form of ping. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ping. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pings" in a sentence
  • "He said "pings" - signals sent from a cell phone to a provider tower, or vice versa - from the women's phone calls helped narrow the search area."
  • "DC POLICE DETECTIVE SERVED ON FBI TERRORISM TASK FORCE: Nancy, I think that cell phone pings, that is crucial to this, just as Leonard was saying."
  • "Police say that cell phone signals known as pings led them there."