Definition of upload in English:


Line breaks: up¦load
Pronunciation: /ʌpˈləʊd


[with object]
  • Transfer (data) from one computer to another, typically to one that is larger or remote from the user or functioning as a server: you can upload your prepared text software is uploaded and downloaded
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    • Obviously, this describes building a very simple web site and uploading it to the Internet.
    • The next time the program connected to the Internet to send mail, it uploaded the log file.
    • The major benefit of broadband service over dial up service is the website uploading speed.


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  • 1An act or process of uploading data: they are also adding the ability to pause an upload if you need to go off and do something else [mass noun]: the site allowed the upload of videos
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    • Andrew attempted to start the upload of Gem River only to discover that he could only upload one game at a time per client.
    • The upload took about 2 minutes over my broadband connection.
    • The upload took a couple of hours.
  • 1.1A file or set of files that has been uploaded: an upload of the track is streaming below
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    • The same photo can be found in the Mobile Uploads section of her Facebook page.
    • I was really confused when I checked twitter and saw all those strange uploads.
    • His front page is slightly misleading, all the images are recent uploads of the same subject.

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