Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To transfer (data or a program) from a central computer or website to a peripheral computer or device.
  • intransitive verb To download data or a program.
  • noun A file that has been downloaded.
  • noun An instance of downloading data or a program.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A file transfer to the local computer, especially one in progress.
  • noun A file that has been, or will be transferred in this way.
  • verb transitive To transfer (computer data, especially as one or more files) from a remote computer (server) to a local computer, usually via a network.
  • verb transitive, nonstandard upload; to copy a file from a local computer to a remote computer via a network.
  • verb transitive, nonstandard to transfer a file to or from removable media.
  • verb transitive, nonstandard to install software.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location

Etymologies

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From down- +‎ load.

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