download

noun
down·​load | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌlōd How to pronounce download (audio) \

Definition of download

 (Entry 1 of 2)

computers
: an act or instance of transferring something (such as data or files) from a usually large computer to the memory of another device (such as a smaller computer) : an act or instance of downloading (see download entry 2) something faster downloads also : the item downloaded two downloads

download

verb
downloaded; downloading; downloads

Definition of download (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

computers
: to transfer (data, files, etc.) from one location (such as a large computer or the cloud) to another (such as a smaller computer, smartphone, or storage device) download the files onto your computer downloading songs from the Internet

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Verb

downloadable \ ˈdau̇n-​ˌlō-​də-​bəl How to pronounce download (audio) \ adjective

Examples of download in a Sentence

Noun The modem is capable of high-speed downloads. The download will take about three minutes. The program is available for download at the company's website. The downloads are all in this folder. Verb He downloaded the files onto his computer. She downloads songs from the Internet. The new program makes downloading faster.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Here, the server banks hum and flash with every upload and download as Kahle discusses how libraries, even in cyberspace, can burn. Chase Difeliciantonio, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Sep. 2021 Secure digital transformation mandates a more comprehensive contextual policy that eliminates silos and provides full visibility into the data users create, upload, download or share within the organization. Anurag Kahol, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 The Bridge will be released in multiple formats, including standard and deluxe CD and vinyl, Japanese Exclusive standard and deluxe albums, all digital streaming and download platforms, as well as a music cassette. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 1 Sep. 2021 Take a virtual tour or download ideas for at-home arts and crafts projects. Mary Lou Cruz, sun-sentinel.com, 22 Mar. 2021 The max download and upload speeds only show a small increase compared to the 865, but the 888 has the ability to aggregate signals from different parts of the spectrum when available. Popular Science, 2 Dec. 2020 The Caesars Sportsbook app officially became available to Arizona customers for download and deposit on Saturday. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 28 Aug. 2021 BroadbandNow, a consumer broadband research site, shows Cleveland has some of the lowest download rates of any big city in Ohio, averaging 50.8 megabits-per-second. cleveland, 12 Aug. 2021 Again, this all translates into a smaller download and a more nimble app. David Nield, Wired, 8 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Which would mean that this year, iOS 15 will be available to download on either Monday September 20 or Tuesday 21. David Phelan, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021 The guide is available to download as a print-from-home product, giving families, educators and organizations instant access to use or share the guide with their communities. Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2021 All your streaming apps are available to download and enjoy. Chris Hachey, BGR, 18 Aug. 2021 The Game of Life is available to download on the App Store and Google Play. Janine Puhak, PEOPLE.com, 8 Aug. 2021 Both versions are available to download on the 3DS. Washington Post, 22 June 2021 The electronic book is available to download here from Overdrive, while the physical book can be reserved here from the library. cleveland, 28 May 2021 In addition, the journal is available to download directly from the library’s website HCPLonline.org. Aegis Staff, baltimoresun.com, 11 May 2021 The free Excelsior Pass, which is available to download on iOS and Android, makes New York the latest destination to utilize a digital passport to enter venues requiring proof of a negative test or inoculation a more seamless experience. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of download

Noun

1977, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1975, in the meaning defined above

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Time Traveler for download

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The first known use of download was in 1975

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“Download.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/download. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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download

noun

English Language Learners Definition of download

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an act of moving or copying a file, program, etc., from a usually larger computer system to another computer or device
: a file, program, etc., that is downloaded

download

verb

English Language Learners Definition of download (Entry 2 of 2)

: to move or copy (a file, program, etc.) from a usually larger computer system to another computer or device

download

verb
down·​load | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌlōd How to pronounce download (audio) \
downloaded; downloading

Kids Definition of download

: to move from a usually larger computer system to another computer system I downloaded music from the Internet onto my computer.

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