up·​load | \(ˌ)əp-ˈlōd, 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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Banksy’s Girl With Balloon, which recently became the most expensive piece of performance art sold at an auction, was meant to be shredded completely, according to a video Banksy uploaded on YouTube. Stavros Agorakis, Vox, "Vox Sentences: The Catholic sex abuse reckoning continues in Pennsylvania," 19 Oct. 2018 On his 22nd birthday, Alkaline uploaded a photo of himself with the whites in his eyes finally making an appearance. Sharine Taylor, Allure, "For These Dancehall Artists, Hair Is Just as Important as the Music," 27 Sep. 2018 The school has even uploaded a video of her singing at its open mic session way back in 2015. 2. Temi Adebowale, Good Housekeeping, "6 Things to Know Before Voting for Courtney Hadwin on 'America's Got Talent' Finale," 18 Sep. 2018 Glocom uploaded new marketing videos to YouTube this year and advertises multiple products on Twitter. Tom Wright, WSJ, "New Doubts Emerge About U.S.-Led Sanctions on North Korea," 16 Sep. 2018 On April 21, Jimmy uploaded a sweet Instagram of his little boy on his first birthday in a bow tie and party hat. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearny Have an Unexpected Love Story," 15 Sep. 2018 Russia’s Ministry of Defence has uploaded several videos from the exercises to briefly highlight what Russian—and Chinese—soldiers are doing. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What Russia's Wargames Propaganda Tells Us About Its Military," 13 Sep. 2018 To apply for reimbursement, parents or guardians can upload a picture of their child's permit or fine to Legal-Ade's website. Jessica Campisi And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "For kids getting busted for running lemonade stands without permits, these guys are here to help," 11 June 2018 Quizlet users can upload study material and share it with the public. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "Suspensions overturned for some TCU students accused of cheating | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of upload

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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