uploaded; uploading; uploads

transitive verb

: to transfer (something, such as data or files) from a computer or other digital device to the memory of another device (such as a larger or remote computer) especially via the Internet

Examples of upload in a Sentence

She uploaded the pictures from her digital camera to her computer. upload files to the Internet
Recent Examples on the Web Here's a list of the recent feature updates for Lightroom: Lightroom used to force you to upload all your photos to the Adobe Cloud. PCMAG, 31 May 2024 The whole process, which includes answering basic personal questions and uploading a recent photo, must be completed in one sitting. Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 31 May 2024 The Field Museum suggests people who spot blue-eyed cicadas should take a picture and upload it to Cicada Safari and iNaturalist to help scientists study them. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 May 2024 Shortly after the video was released, Combs addressed the surveillance footage in a video statement uploaded to Instagram. Moises Mendez Ii, TIME, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for upload 

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of upload was in 1977

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“Upload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upload. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


up·​load ˌəp-ˈlōd How to pronounce upload (audio)
: to transfer (information) from a computer to a remote computer or other device

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