to transfer (software, data, character sets, etc.) from a distant to a nearby computer, from a larger to a smaller computer, or from a computer to a peripheral device.
software, data, etc., that has been downloaded: the best free music downloads.
the act or process of downloading.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use download in a sentence
The labels could, in theory, do a better job than Apple or Beats at streaming and selling downloads.
“We spotted some downloads to get pulses racing,” according to the statistician at the Torrentfreak website.Vatican Vice: Sex, Drugs and Downloads Taint the Image of the Holy See | Barbie Latza Nadeau | March 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So far the app has about 12,000 downloads in 89 countries worldwide.
Apple also saw more than 200 million downloads of its new operating system iOS 7.
The company wants your iTunes downloads copy protected, easily accessible only through Apple products.
British Dictionary definitions for download
to copy or transfer (data or a program) into the memory of one computer system from a larger one
to broadcast specialist programmes, for such groups as doctors, outside normal broadcasting hours. They are often recorded on video tapes and viewed later: Compare upload
esp Canadian to delegate or assign (work, responsibilities, costs, etc) to a someone at a lower level of an organization; off-load
a file transferred onto a computer from another computer or the internet
- downloadable, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for download
To transfer data or programs from a server or host computer to one's own computer or digital device. Compare upload.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.