What does download mean?

Definitions for download
ˈdaʊnˌloʊddown·load

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. download(verb)

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

Wiktionary

  1. download(Noun)

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

    The download took longer than I expected.

  2. download(Noun)

    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. download(Verb)

    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. download(Verb)

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

  5. download(Verb)

    to transfer a file to or from removable media.

    I needed to download photos to a CD-ROM

  6. download(Verb)

    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, 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  

Suggested Resources

  1. download

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How to pronounce download?

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How to say download in sign language?

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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. Republican Senator Richard Burr:

    I think it's safe to say that there are 30 end-to-end encrypted software packages that you can download for free. And, given the fact that between iTunes and PlayStation, the number of apps that are added on a weekly and monthly, yearly basis, and I think we anticipate that everything from this point forward will have an encrypted communications to it, now's the time for us to act.

  2. 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.

  3. Leo Taddeo:

    The fact that you can affect the infrastructure with stuff you can download off the Internet shouldn't give us any comfort.

  4. Danielle George:

    Another system performs post-mission analysis. ALMDS collects all the data and when the helo returns, it will download. Then you have options for how you can destroy the mine.

  5. Alberto Perlman:

    We envision as the headsets get lighter and the technology gets better, you'll be able to be in a Zumba class at home, the average person will go into a store, buy a piece of elastic casing, put it on their phone, and download the class.

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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