What does update mean?

Definitions for update
ˈʌpˌdeɪt; ˌʌpˈdeɪtup·date

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word update.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. update(verb)

    news that updates your information

  2. update(verb)

    modernize or bring up to date

    "We updated the kitchen in the old house"

  3. update(verb)

    bring up to date; supply with recent information

  4. update(verb)

    bring to the latest state of technology

Wiktionary

  1. update(Noun)

    An advisement providing more up-to-date information than currently known.

    He gave me an update on the situation in New York

  2. update(Noun)

    A change in information, a modification of existing or known data.

    I just made an update to the Wikipedia article on guerillas

  3. update(Noun)

    An additional piece of information. An addition to existing information.

    I just made an update to my blog about my trip to Rome

  4. update(Noun)

    A modification of something to a more recent, up-to-date version; (in software) a minor upgrade.

  5. update(Noun)

    A version of something which is newer than other versions.

    "You should try the update: it rocks."

  6. update(Verb)

    To bring (a thing) up to date.

    I need to update my records to take account of the most recent transaction.

  7. update(Verb)

    To bring (a person) up to date: to inform (a person) about recent developments.

    Update me on what happened while I was away.

Freebase

  1. Update

    An SQL UPDATE statement changes the data of one or more records in a table. Either all the rows can be updated, or a subset may be chosen using a condition. The UPDATE statement has the following form: For the UPDATE to be successful, the user must have data manipulation privileges on the table or column and the updated value must not conflict with all the applicable constraints. In some databases, such as PostgreSQL, when a FROM clause is present, what essentially happens is that the target table is joined to the tables mentioned in the fromlist, and each output row of the join represents an update operation for the target table. When using FROM, one should ensure that the join produces at most one output row for each row to be modified. In other words, a target row shouldn't join to more than one row from the other table. If it does, then only one of the join rows will be used to update the target row, but which one will be used is not readily predictable. Because of this indeterminacy, referencing other tables only within sub-selects is safer, though often harder to read and slower than using a join.

Editors Contribution

  1. update

    A communicated, intuitive or known change to data or information.

    They did receive a weekly update from their team leader who guided everyone with a calm, reliable and steady manner.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 20, 2020  
  2. update

    To provide just, honest and truthful data, information, proof or facts.

    They did update their wedding plans together and look forward with joyful anticipation.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'update' in Verbs Frequency: #769

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How to say update in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of update in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of update in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of update in a Sentence

  1. Harald Krueger:

    Many trends have intensified or accelerated dramatically. Above all, digitisation and the associated technical possibilities are set to change the automobile and its fundamental role in our society, based on this, we are currently conducting a comprehensive update of our strategy. At this stage it is still too early to go into further detail.

  2. Nick Twidale:

    Investors are continuing to look for clarity on the trade situation between the United States and China and as the trading days drift by with no concrete update on progress then markets become more and more concerned, probably more pressing for the U.S. markets is the threat of another government shutdown.

  3. Patrick Reed:

    They had two couches by a table, and we stayed there the entire time, whenever they say, 'OK, we'll update you in an hour,' it's just not enough time for us to be able to go all the way back to where we're staying and back, so we just had to hunker down here.

  4. Mohammad Shahidul Haque:

    We told the ambassador to prosecute him in North Korea and update us about the action to be taken against him, we conveyed to him that the government would take serious action if any embassy official is found to be involved in any crimes in future.

  5. An HSBC spokeswoman:

    An announcement (on domicile) will be made when the board makes its final decision and if necessary a further update will be provided at the time of the full-year results announcement (in late February).

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