up·​load | \ (ˌ)əp-ˈlōd How to pronounce upload (audio) , ˈəp-ˌlōd\
uploaded; uploading; uploads

Definition of upload

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

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The official Survivor Instagram account then uploaded a series of photos showing the before and afters of Joe's noble haircut. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'Survivor' Star Joe Anglim Is Unrecognizable After Chopping Off His Hair," 27 May 2019 The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ ChinaPower project has uploaded an analysis of the PLAN versus the navies of several other regional countries and major powers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Now Has More Warships Than the U.S.," 20 May 2019 After much back-and-forth on social media, Tati uploaded a video exposing James for some questionable behavior and motives. Teen Vogue, "The Tati Westbrook and James Charles Drama Is Finally Over," 20 May 2019 If Black sticks to the schedule, his first official video will be uploaded on December 28th. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Jack Black is launching a new YouTube channel mostly dedicated to gaming," 26 Dec. 2018 After a lot of Googling — and getting a lot of misinformation — Guerra ended up using a website that could generate a report of his buys and sells across exchanges, and uploaded it to TurboTax. latimes.com, "Take a wild guess: Crypto confusion reigns as tax deadline nears," 15 Apr. 2018 But on this particular day a customer waiting to be seated caught the gentle gesture between Williams and Charpentier on her smartphone and uploaded it to her Facebook page. Natalie Johnson, CNN, "A waitress takes time to cut elderly diner's ham. Kind act wins her a college scholarship," 13 Apr. 2018 The change was made in response to tactics such as channels taking original videos and uploading them again to rake in ad money. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "How YouTube creators get paid for ads and why some have been angry," 4 Apr. 2018 People had recently began to upload compilation videos of Billie's physical tics to the web. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Every Time Billie Eilish Got Real About Living With Tourette Syndrome," 25 Apr. 2019

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of upload

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

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