upload

verb
up·​load | \ (ˌ)əp-ˈlōd How to pronounce upload (audio) , ˈəp-ˌlōd How to pronounce upload (audio) \
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 On Saturday, the Albuquerque Police Department created a public portal where anyone can upload any videos or pictures relevant to the case. Steve Helling, Peoplemag, 9 Aug. 2022 On Saturday, the Albuquerque Police Department created a public portal where anyone can upload any videos or pictures that can lead to answers regarding the string of murders of Muslim men in the area over the last nine months. Gina Martinez, CBS News, 8 Aug. 2022 While companies like Lime and Bird require riders to be 18 and upload a driver’s license in order to rent an e-scooter, kids can circumvent the rules by using a parent’s account. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 7 Aug. 2022 While companies like Lime and Bird require riders to be 18 and upload a driver’s license in order to rent an e-scooter, kids can circumvent the rules by using a parent’s account. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2022 With its Instagram-like interface, through which people can upload and caption photos, follow and message one another and discover curated items, Depop turned into a go-to fashion marketplace among teenage and 20-something shoppers. New York Times, 25 July 2022 Microsoft subscribers who use OneDrive for backups will appreciate that the app can upload directly to the cloud or export into Microsoft documents. Simon Hill, Wired, 24 July 2022 People can provide their information from genealogy sites such as ancestry.com or 23andme.com and upload that to www.tulsa1921dna.org, but it isn't known when the process of trying to match the DNA will begin. Ken Miller, ajc, 13 July 2022 People can provide their information from genealogy sites such as ancestry.com or 23andme.com and upload that to www.tulsa1921dna.org, but it isn't known when the process of trying to match the DNA will begin. Fox News, 13 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of upload

1977, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2022

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“Upload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upload. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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