Definitions for uploadˈʌpˌloʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•loadˈʌpˌloʊd(v.t.; v.i.)

  1. to transfer (software or data) from a computer to a larger or more powerful computer, as a server or mainframe.

    Category: Computers

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upload(verb)

    transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. upload(verb)ˈʌpˌloʊd

    ≠ download

    I uploaded the pictures onto the web.

  2. upload(noun)ˈʌpˌloʊd

    data that has been uploaded


  1. upload(Noun)

    Such a file transfer.

  2. upload(Verb)

    to transfer data or files from a peripheral or subordinate system to a larger or more central one; especially from a personal computer to an Internet server.

    You will have to convert your photograph to a jpg format if you wish to upload it.


  1. Upload

    To transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. upload

    1. [techspeak] To transfer programs or data over a digital communications link from a system near you (especially a smaller or peripheral client system) to one further away from you (especially a larger or central host system). A transfer in the other direction is, of course, called a download 2. [speculatively] To move the essential patterns and algorithms that make up one's mind from one's brain into a computer. Those who are convinced that such patterns and algorithms capture the complete essence of the self view this prospect with pleasant anticipation.


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