from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To raise to a higher grade or standard: upgrading their military defenses.
- transitive v. To improve the quality of (livestock) by selective breeding for desired characteristics.
- transitive v. Computer Science To replace (a software program) with a more recently released, enhanced version.
- transitive v. Computer Science To replace (a hardware device) with one that provides better performance.
- intransitive v. To exchange a possession for one of greater value or quality; trade up.
- intransitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. 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
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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- v. to improve what was old or outdated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)