Definition of upload in English:

upload

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
Pronunciation /ʌpˈləʊd/
Computing
  • Transfer (data) from one computer to another, typically to one that is larger or remote from the user or functioning as a server:

    ‘you can upload your prepared text’
    ‘software is uploaded and downloaded’
    • ‘I just tried it out, uploading a few short movies I took on my digital camera.’
    • ‘The major benefit of broadband service over dial up service is the website uploading speed.’
    • ‘There are obviously certain constraints on content so each entry will be checked before it is uploaded to the website.’
    • ‘More pages and images will be uploaded over the coming days.’
    • ‘You capture all the information, and that information would be uploaded to a big database.’
    • ‘Starting on day four we began reviewing the acceptable scenes and uploading them to the computer.’
    • ‘These music creations can then be uploaded onto the Internet and distributed globally.’
    • ‘I went home and uploaded them on my computer and one of the photos included the thing I saw.’
    • ‘Within 24 hours of uploading his catalogue to the database he had received his first enquiry.’
    • ‘The next time the program connected to the Internet to send mail, it uploaded the log file.’
    • ‘We are continuing to collect evidence every day against people who are still uploading music illegally, despite all the warnings we have given.’
    • ‘Obviously, this describes building a very simple web site and uploading it to the Internet.’
    • ‘First, the application did not check or restrict the types of file that could be uploaded.’
    • ‘The search function, located on the home page, will locate any item that has been uploaded to the web page.’
    • ‘If anyone likes taking pictures of portraits of small objects with landscapes and portraits depicted on them would they mind uploading them onto my homepage?’
    • ‘All the files from my laptop and home desktop are now uploaded.’
    • ‘Once the images were uploaded to the computer, it took no longer than 30 minutes to edit it and add the effects.’
    • ‘There is not enough proof that these particular files were uploaded.’
    • ‘It is much faster at downloading than uploading, but the download speed is not enough for TV quality video.’
    • ‘The first draft of the standards to be used in business valuations has been uploaded onto the Internet.’
    transmit, convey, communicate
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noun

Pronunciation /ˈʌpləʊd/
Computing
  • 1An act or process of uploading data:

    ‘they are also adding the ability to pause an upload if you need to go off and do something else’
    [mass noun] ‘the site allowed the upload of videos’
    • ‘Users can continue to use the web-based file upload utility gratis, but this can be slow, reader Helen Cain points out.’
    • ‘For some reason I could see only the spellchecker and the image upload buttons on the editing toolbar.’
    • ‘Andrew attempted to start the upload of Gem River only to discover that he could only upload one game at a time per client.’
    • ‘Within a day I had exceeded my free upload limit and needed to buy a larger account.’
    • ‘Broadband users value fast upload speeds as well as fast download speeds.’
    • ‘Upload speed is vital because you can send video and audio only as quickly as your upload speed, not your download.’
    • ‘For example, in just the past 2 years my download and upload speeds have increased five fold.’
    • ‘Just sign up for an account and use our upload tool to send your videos to Google.’
    • ‘As mentioned before, each has its own file upload section and message board.’
    • ‘The upload took a couple of hours.’
    • ‘The fast upload speed would suit businesses transferring large documents such as contracts or software code.’
    • ‘The only way to add more than one photo at once is to select each photo individually in separate upload fields.’
    • ‘The upload took about 2 minutes over my broadband connection.’
    1. 1.1 A file or set of files that has been uploaded:
      ‘an upload of the track is streaming below’
      • ‘Watch the most recent upload from the Anon channel on YouTube.’
      • ‘In a new Instagram upload, the singer-songwriter teased fans with a new record with the caption: Something New.’
      • ‘I was really confused when I checked twitter and saw all those strange uploads.’
      • ‘Our newest batch of uploads are ready for your listening pleasure.’
      • ‘His front page is slightly misleading, all the images are recent uploads of the same subject.’
      • ‘An earlier upload of this episode accidentally cut off the last few minutes of discussion.’
      • ‘The same photo can be found in the Mobile Uploads section of her Facebook page.’
      • ‘The original upload has currently amassed some 312.6 million views.’

Pronunciation

upload

Verb/ʌpˈləʊd/

upload

Noun/ˈʌpləʊd/