American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To raise to a higher grade or standard: upgrading their military defenses.
- v. To improve the quality of (livestock) by selective breeding for desired characteristics.
- v. Computer Science To replace (a software program) with a more recently released, enhanced version.
- v. Computer Science To replace (a hardware device) with one that provides better performance.
- v. To exchange a possession for one of greater value or quality; trade up.
- v. Computer Science To replace software or hardware with an upgrade.
- n. The act or an instance of upgrading.
- n. Computer Science A software program that provides added enhancements over an earlier version.
- n. Computer Science A hardware device that provides greater performance than an earlier model.
- n. An upward incline.
- adv. Uphill.
- idiom. on the upgrade Improving or progressing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In stock-raising, to raise the grade of by the introduction of a higher strain of blood: as, to upgrade a herd.
- n. an improved component or replacement item, usually applied to technology
- v. to improve, usually applied to technology, generally by complete replacement of one or more components
- v. to replace an existing object with something better
- v. computing to replace a program with a later version of itself, a version having a higher version number or marketed under a more recent product name
- v. give better travel conditions to
- v. get better travel conditions
- v. to improve what was old or outdated
- n. a reservation that is improved
- v. rate higher; raise in value or esteem
- n. the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
- v. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
- n. hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
- n. the act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components)
- n. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
- n. software that provides better performance than an earlier version did
- From up + grade. (Wiktionary)
“The term upgrade might cause some confusion as it refers to the possibility for XP users to purchase Windows 7 at reduced prices rather than allowing them to upgrade their operating system to Windows 7 which is apparently not possible.”
“Honestly if the upgrade is any more than $100 for those of us that bought Vista, I think Microsoft will have made a massive PR mistake on par with the Xbox 360 red rings of death.”
“Oh, and whenever a security or other upgrade is available it is downloaded and installed automatically, no time limits.”
“Current cost for this upgrade is an additional $1200.00.”
“The biggest change in this upgrade is the demise of anonymous posting.”
“But instead of stewing about the boys' club mentality that may or may not have facilitated his title upgrade, why not ask for the same thing for yourself?”
“A concept orthogonal to fault domains is what we call upgrade domains.”
“Kingston has been offering Solid-State Drives (SSDs) to consumers since they launched the SSDNow V Series SSDs with what they called upgrade bundles during Computex Taipei in June of 2009.”
“Do we know yet what it will take to upgrade from the RC to the full release?”
“Any idea if we can just buy the upgrade from the USA?”
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Buzzwords of our time
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Words ending with -grade; those describing methods of locomotion in animals are grouped together, starting with "ciliograde".
Yes, it involves Doctor Who. ALLONS-Y!
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