What does download mean?

Definitions for download
ˈdaʊnˌloʊddown·load

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. downloadverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. downloadnoun

    A file transfer to the local computer, especially one in progress.

    The download took longer than I expected.

  2. downloadnoun

    A file that has been, or will be transferred in this way.

    I got the download but it wouldn't work on my computer.

  3. downloadverb

    To transfer (computer data, especially as one or more files) from a remote computer (server) to a local computer, usually via a network.

    You can download a trial version of the program for thirty days to determine whether you want to purchase the full version.

  4. downloadverb

    upload; to copy a file from a local computer to a remote computer via a network.

  5. downloadverb

    to transfer a file to or from removable media.

    I needed to download photos to a CD-ROM

  6. downloadverb

    to install software.

Wikipedia

  1. Download

    In computer networks, download means to receive data from a remote system, typically a server such as a web server, an FTP server, an email server, or other similar system. This contrasts with uploading, where data is sent to a remote server. A download is a file offered for downloading or that has been downloaded, or the process of receiving such a file.

ChatGPT

  1. download

    Download refers to the process of obtaining or receiving data, files, or programs from a remote system, such as a server or another computer over the internet or other network, to one's own device or system. It is essentially the transfer of digital data from one device to another.

Wikidata

  1. Download

    Download is a Canadian electronic music group formed by Dwayne Goettel and cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy in 1994. The initial lineup also included Off & Gone's Phil Western and Mark Spybey of Dead Voices on Air, but has since been particularly fluid, with Key and Western being the only constant members following Goettel's death. Download's music has been described as post-industrial, drawing from the band's genesis as part of Skinny Puppy but also sharing common stylistic ground with such artists as Aphex Twin and Autechre. The primary instrumentation common throughout their albums is a blend of synthesizers and sampled instruments; the music is particularly centered on elements of percussion and rhythm. Other artists that have been involved are Genesis P. Orridge, Anthony Valcic, Bill Van Rooy, and Ken Marshall. Earlier releases frequently included vocal elements and lyrics, but since III their work has been strictly instrumental.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. download

    To transfer data or (esp.) code from a far-away system (especially a larger host system) over a digital communications link to a nearby system (especially a smaller client system. Oppose upload.Historical use of these terms was at one time associated with transfers from large timesharing machines to PCs or peripherals (download) and vice-versa (upload). The modern usage relative to the speaker (rather than as an indicator of the size and role of the machines) evolved as machine categories lost most of their former functional importance.

Editors Contribution

  1. download

    To transfer an app, document, software or file from a specific location to an other location.

    They did download the app that gave the power to use their emails on their phone.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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  1. download

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of download in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of download in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of download in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Scott Morrison:

    We will be seeking the cooperation and support of Australians to download the app to help our health workers, to protect our community and help get our economy going again.

  2. John Ray:

    Literally one of the founders could come into this environment, download half a billion dollars’ worth of wallets onto a thumb drive and walk off with them, and there’d be no accounting for that whatsoever.

  3. Rob Richardson:

    After you download the app, as soon as you get on campus it can recognize if you’re in an academic building. You open up the app and lock your phone to start earning these pocket points, as soon as you’re out of class, you unlock your phone and redeem the points.

  4. Gavin Newsom:

    Today, we are making a big leap forward in terms of focusing attention on prevention - were announcing the nations first comprehensive early alert system for earthquakes, were announcing the ability for millions and millions of Californians to download an app, MyShake... if millions of people do that, we will have points of contact, the ability to crowdsource information, the likes of which no country in the world has advanced.

  5. Read MoreShe:

    So I used to teach contract law. And I thought I would make this easy. I wrote up a release and covenant not to sue. And all that Mayor Bloomberg has to do is download it. I'll text it, sign it. And then the women, or men, will be free to speak and tell their own stories.

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Translations for download

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  • نزل, داونلود, تحميل, تنزيل, حملArabic
  • свалямBulgarian
  • ডাউনলোড, ডাউনলোড করাBengali
  • descàrrega, baixarCatalan, Valencian
  • stažení, stáhnoutCzech
  • lawrlwytho, llwytho i lawr, lawrlwythiadWelsh
  • downloade, nedlagreDanish
  • Download, herunterladen, downloadenGerman
  • κατεβάζω, καταφόρτωσηGreek
  • elŝutiEsperanto
  • descarga, transferencia directa, descargar, bajarSpanish
  • tõmbama, alla laadimaEstonian
  • بارگیری, دانلودPersian
  • lataus, ladata, imuttaa, imurointi, imuroidaFinnish
  • télécharger, téléchargementFrench
  • íoslódáil, lódáil anuasIrish
  • luchdaich a-nuasScottish Gaelic
  • descarga, descargar, baixarGalician
  • הורדה, הורידHebrew
  • डाउनलोडHindi
  • letölt, letöltésHungarian
  • unduh, donlod, sedotIndonesian
  • niðurhala, hlaða niður, niðurhalIcelandic
  • scaricamento, download, scaricareItalian
  • ダウンロード, ダウンロードするJapanese
  • ჩამოტვირთვა, გადმოტვირთვა, გადმოწერა, ჩამოქაჩვა, გადმოქაჩვაGeorgian
  • ទាញយកKhmer
  • 내려받기, 다운로드Korean
  • iskarga, iskargCornish
  • downloaden, roflueden, erofsuckelen, Download, erofluedenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • симнува, преземање, презема, симнувањеMacedonian
  • muat turunMalay
  • binnenhalen, afladen, binnenladen, download, downloadenDutch
  • lasta ned, nedlastaNorwegian Nynorsk
  • nedlastning, laste ned, nedlasteNorwegian
  • ściągać, ściągnąćPolish
  • descarregar, descarregamento, baixar, [[fazer]] [[download]], downloadPortuguese
  • descărcare, descărcaRomanian
  • скачка, скачивание, скачать, скачивать, качатьRussian
  • preuzimanje, skidanje, skinuti, preuzetiSerbo-Croatian
  • unjalSundanese
  • nedladdning, ta hem, tanka, plocka hem, tanka hem, dra ner, ladda ner, tanka ner, nerladdning, dra hem, ladda hemSwedish
  • ดาวน์โหลดThai
  • indirmekTurkish
  • چۈشۈرمەكUyghur, Uighur
  • скачатиUkrainian
  • ڈاؤن لوڈUrdu
  • tải xuống, truyền xuống, nạp xuống, viễn nạpVietnamese

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