The time it takes for a network packet to leave your computer, go to another one, and return. Lower = better. Can also be a source of gloating in network games. Typically measured in milliseconds.
"Dude, your ping is 300. Get the hell off my server before I boot you!"

"Ha ha, lowest ping!"
by thlayli January 14, 2003
a virtual "poke" (email, instant message, etc.) usually sent for reminder purposes.
feel free to ping me if i haven't gotten back to you by friday morning!
by dont use my name ever again September 10, 2005
sound of V’s elevator in BUTTER. Ping oftenly used by ping gang everytime butter play. ping gang also use it to express their love towards each other. For better understanding STREAM BUTTER
-“dont need no usher to remind me you got it baaad”

by i ping u June 6, 2021
"Packet Inter-Networking Groper." PING Can be used as a command in MS-DOS. Early computer programmers used this acronym because of it's similarities to a SONAR ping. A computer ping will send a packet of data from one computer to another to measure the time it takes for information to be sent and received. Pinging a computer can also help diagnose problems within networked computer systems.
by Rubber_Mullet October 16, 2003
To send a short message, expecting a yes/no response. Originally from submarines, where a ping sound was emitted to listen for echoes from other vessels.
Since you're so busy this week, I'll ping you again next week about meeting for lunch.
by norstadt July 22, 2006
A term that was used on a submarine to tell the sonar operate to send out a sound wave through water to determine if there were any other submarines nearby.
by Foghorn Leghorn 0726 May 19, 2013