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.

Freebase

  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

    Song lyrics by download -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by download on the Lyrics.com website.

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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. Mike Davis:

    I can download that analog signal and parse through the power trace to get ones and zeroes, i know what the lock is doing internally.

  2. Chief Executive Officer William Rogers:

    We began our own internal investigation and through that process, approximately 6 to 8 weeks ago, we discovered that the former employee attempted to download client information.

  3. Evan Burfield:

    Let's say you get someone to download your app. You literally have one or two or three seconds in which to have something that's intriguing to them, or they bounce.

  4. Chris MacDonald:

    It's highly unlikely the Chinese government is going to come asking, 'Did anyone download Tetris?' if Google doesn't have any highly private information, it can't be asked for highly private information.

  5. Richard Windsor:

    Most users are already completely hooked on Google services. They are going to download the apps anyway.

Images & Illustrations of download

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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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