[ uhp-lohd ]
/ ˈʌpˌloʊd /

verb (used with object)

to transfer (software, data, character sets, etc.) from a smaller to a larger computer.


software, data, etc., that has been uploaded.
the act or process of uploading.

Origin of upload

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British Dictionary definitions for upload


/ (ʌpˈləʊd) /


(tr) to copy or transfer (data or a program) from one's own computer into the memory of another computerCompare download (def. 1)
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Science definitions for upload


[ ŭplōd′ ]

To transfer data or programs from one's own computer or digital device to a server or host computer. Compare download.
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