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
Recent Examples on the Web Fans who purchase cutouts through the website are encouraged to upload their photo by July 5 to be installed before the A’s first home game. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "A’s offering fan cutouts in Coliseum, with a bonus if hit by foul ball," 30 June 2020 The app will include several default background pictures or users will be able to upload their own, The Verge reports. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Microsoft Teams, Google Meet add more features to catch up to Zoom," 29 June 2020 The public also can upload information, photos and videos here. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, "Cleveland police seeking men accused of rioting, arson during tense protests last weekend," 6 June 2020 Keegan did the rapid double blink that ordered her vizglasses to take a snapshot and upload the image into the database. August Cole, Wired, "AI, AR, and the (Somewhat) Speculative Future of a Tech-Fueled FBI," 5 June 2020 Visitors to the island are encouraged to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to departure, bring the results with them, and starting July 15, upload the results to an online Embarkation/Disembarkation form. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Barbados Wants You to Come Work Remotely By the Beach for Up a Year," 10 July 2020 The flaws, if left unpatched, could have let attackers gain control of TikTok accounts, change the privacy settings on TikTok videos, upload videos without permission, and obtain user data such as email addresses. Brian Fung, CNN, "TikTok is a national security threat, politicians say. Here's what experts think," 9 July 2020 But consumers trying to upload their own videos and other content actually suffered from slower performance according to data collected by testing firm Ookla, which makes the popular Speedtest app. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "The fastest mobile network in the U.S. right now," 8 July 2020 Participants may upload videos of their performances beginning Friday. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "Fort Worth Trimble Tech star runs nation’s fastest girls 100-meter race of 2020 at club meet in Dallas," 5 July 2020

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First Known Use of upload

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of upload was in 1977

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31 Jul 2020

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“Upload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upload. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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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