Dictionary.com

upload

[ uhp-lohd ]
/ ˈʌpˌloʊd /
Computers.
Save This Word!

verb (used with object)
to transfer (software, data, character sets, etc.) from a smaller to a larger computer.
noun
software, data, etc., that has been uploaded.
the act or process of uploading.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
Compare download, sideload.

Origin of upload

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use upload in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for upload

upload
/ (ʌpˈləʊd) /

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

upload
[ ŭplōd′ ]

To transfer data or programs from one's own computer or digital device to a server or host computer. Compare download.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK