Ping

Definitions

  • "Ping Wang was fished out in a state of collapse."
    "Ping Wang was fished out in a state of collapse."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ping send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active "ping your machine in the office"
    • v ping contact, usually in order to remind of something "I'll ping my accountant--April 15 is nearing"
    • v ping hit with a pinging noise "The bugs pinged the lamp shade"
    • v ping make a short high-pitched sound "the bullet pinged when they struck the car"
    • v ping sound like a car engine that is firing too early "the car pinged when I put in low-octane gasoline","The car pinked when the ignition was too far retarded"
    • n ping a sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)
    • n Ping a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Ping Wang seized his own pigtail with his mouth." "Ping Wang seized his own pigtail with his mouth."
Ping-Pong Ping-Pong

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The two most popular sports in the world are Association Football (soccer) and Table Tennis (ping-pong) respectively.
    • n Ping The sound made by a bullet in striking a solid object or in passing through the air.
    • v. i Ping To make the sound called ping.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ping To produce a sound like that of a rifle-bullet whistling through the air.
    • n ping The whistling sound made by a bullet, as from a rifle, in passing through the air.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ping ping the whistling sound of a bullet
    • v.i Ping to produce such a sound
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Probably of imitative origin

Usage

In literature:

It was Ping-Kwe's fondness for a river excursion, combined with the fact of his possessing a very hasty temper, which led to his downfall.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Something may be learned, we firmly believe, even from skittles and ping-pong.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, July 1, 1914" by Various
It seems that Ning Ping had paid the women their wages in Mexican dollars which were not of the proper weight.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
But no bullet came pinging down after him.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
I know the 'ping' of the brutes only too well.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
I recall hearing the ping of Larry's bullet against the mailed body of the Robot.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
Two of them pinged against the instrument board, another passed completely through the cockpit, just in front of his stomach.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
Their last emperor Ping-ti, seeing his cause lost, drowned himself in the sea.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The ping of bullets was in the air, and the old channel was filling with powder smoke.
"Boy Scouts on the Great Divide" by Archibald Lee Fletcher
Ping, ping, came a few reports, but evidently out of range.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
And now for a number of years victory followed every movement of the Tai-ping army.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The silence was broken only by the "ping" of the rawhide strands which Nick tested as he drew tight.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
Not on your ping pongs!
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
C. T. Ping, 17 Iowa.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
Later, something pinged savagely against the flank of our rocket.
"Stamped Caution" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
You shut one eye and take aim; then you let go, and he goes ping!
"Japan" by Dorothy Menpes
Now they opened fire, and the bullets began to hum and "ping" over the laager.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
We had intended to breakfast at Ping-Lou-Hien; but, not having conciliated the good-will of its inhabitants, we dared not stop there.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
They could hear the sharp ping as it struck the metal tank, even above the roar of the two racing engines.
"Under Fire For Servia" by Colonel James Fiske
The bullet pinged off it, and they saw that it had failed even to dent the glistening surface.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
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In poetry:

The Moon is like a ping-pong ball;
I lean against the orchard wall,
And see it soar into the void,
A silky sphere of celluloid.
"Moon-Lover" by Robert W Service
Aye!Scorflufus had struck!
At man, beast, and duck.
And the knees of the world went Bong!
Some knees went Ping!
Other knees turned to string
From Balham to old Hong Kong.
"Scorflufus" by Spike Milligan
With a ping and a pong the fiddle-strings broke!
the cow jumped over the Moon,
And the little dog laughed to see such fun,
And the Saturday dish went off at a run
with the silver Sunday spoon.
"There Is An Inn, A Merry Old Inn" by J R R Tolkien
The Sissy sports a pink cravat
And often wears a high silk hat;
His voice is like a turtle dove's
And he always wears the "cutest" gloves.
At playing ping-pong he's inured,
And his finger-nails are manicured.
"The Sissy Boy" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Flick the glass with your fingernail:
It will ping like a Chinese chime in the slightest air stir
Though nobody in there looks up or bothers to answer.
The inhabitants are light as cork,
Every one of them permanently busy.
"A Life" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Find the latest news and information on ping from across the Channelweb Network of IT Web sites.
While most of the time we're using ping pong balls for beer pong, we appreciate a good game of the original.
Congressional Democrats Ready to Play Ping -Pong.
Susan Sarandon Confesses She's Not Any Good at Ping -Pong.
Watching Taxi Windows, Ping Pong Balls.
Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature that emits a ping sound when a user writes on your Timeline, sends you a message or invites you to an event.
Ping Chong (photo by Adam Nadel).
Ping Chong appears in the following.
Ping Identity Vice President of Finance Jeremy Rudel talks about what made his company a 2012 Top Company finalist.
A Flashing, Tilting Ping -Pong Table to Throw Off Opponents.
A group of young designers reinvent ping -pong.
Yesterday, Marty Reisman, one of the greatest ping pong players of all time, died at the age of 82.
Today's cartoons: Election 2012 Ping Pong polls.
If you are a golfer you don't want to miss Ping Demo Day at Northside Driving Range on Friday from 5-7.
It is a free event and a great way for you to see the new items from Ping to help you with your go.
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In science:

Mikhailov, Jing Ping Wang and Pavlos Xenitidis, Recursion operators, conservation laws and integrability conditions for difference equations, arXiv : 1004.5346v1[nlin.
Classification of integrable discrete Klein-Gordon models
Tai-Ping Liu, The development of singularities in the nonlinear waves for quasi-linear hyperbolic partial differential equations, Jour.
Shock-free Solutions of the Compressible Euler Equations
Tai-Ping Liu and Joel Smoller, On the vacuum state for the isentropic gas dynamics equations, Adv. in Appl.
Shock-free Solutions of the Compressible Euler Equations
Let T denote the available set of probes. A probe can be as simple as a ping request, which detects network availability. A more sophisticated probe might be an e-mail message or a webpage-access request.
Efficient Test Selection in Active Diagnosis via Entropy Approximation
Weinstein, Ping Xu: Manin triples for Lie bialgebroids, J.
Brackets
It can be proved that r is also a contract map­ ping.
Fast Value Iteration for Goal-Directed Markov Decision Processes
Sadov, “On Four-Dimensional Compactifications of F theory”, to appear. Wei-Ping Li and Zhenbo Qin, Stable vector bund les on algebraic surfaces, Trans.
F-theory, Geometric Engineering and N=1 Dualities
The first result is the classical Ping-Pong Lemma, the proof of which can be found in many places.
Some questions about the dimension of a group action
If Γ does not admit a non-empty global fixed set, then we can find an element θ in hα, β i whose fixed set is entirely contained in the support of γ , so that again a ping-pong argument shows that ZW2 must contain an embedded copy of the free group on two generators.
Some questions about the dimension of a group action
If the product [αn , γ ] = α−nγ−1αnγ has no fixed points, then we see that the fixed set of α−nγ−1 must be contained in the support of αnγ , and vice versa, so that one can use a ping-pong argument to show that ZW2 contains a free group on two generators.
Some questions about the dimension of a group action
Each sensor has a ping method that when called broadcasts a forward call to the network with its MAC address m, and broadcasts another ping call to propagate the call in the network.
A Formal Model for Programming Wireless Sensor Networks
So, the overall result of the call net.ping () in the sink is that all reachable sensors in the network will, in principle, receive this call and will flood the network with their MAC addresses.
A Formal Model for Programming Wireless Sensor Networks
For instance, type {ping : ǫ → {}, forward : B → {}} is the type of the ob ject MSensor presented in Section 2.
A Formal Model for Programming Wireless Sensor Networks
It represents an ob ject with two methods named ping and forward.
A Formal Model for Programming Wireless Sensor Networks
Method ping has no parameters and returns an empty ob ject (the result from the final net.ping () operation).
A Formal Model for Programming Wireless Sensor Networks
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