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See also: Download
- (Received Pronunciation, noun) IPA(key): /ˈdaʊnˌləʊd/
- (Received Pronunciation, verb) IPA(key): /ˌdaʊnˈləʊd/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈdaʊnˌloʊd/
Audio (US) (file)
download (plural downloads)
- A file transfer to the local computer.
- The download took longer than I expected.
- A file that has been, or will be transferred in this way.
- I got the download but it wouldn't work on my computer.
Descendants of download in other languages
file transfer to the local computer
- (transitive, computing) To transfer (computer data, especially as one or more files) from a remote computer (server) to a local computer, usually via a network.
- You can download a trial version of the program for thirty days to determine whether you want to purchase the full version.
- (transitive, nonstandard) to upload; to copy a file from a local computer to a remote computer via a network.
- (transitive, nonstandard) to transfer a file to or from removable media.
- I needed to download photos to a CD-ROM
- (transitive, nonstandard) to install software.
- → Danish: downloade
- → Dutch: downloaden
- → German: downloaden; herunterladen (calque)
- → Lao: ດາວໂຫຼດ (dāo lōt)
- → Maltese: ddawnlowdja
- → Thai: ดาวน์โหลด (daao-lòot)
to transfer data from a remote computer to a local one
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
See the etymology of the main entry.
download m (invariable)
download m (plural downloads)
- download (file transfer to the local computer)