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

  • transitive verb To alter so as to be up to date.
  • transitive verb To inform (someone) with the latest information.
  • noun Information that updates something or someone.
  • noun The act or an instance of bringing something or someone up to date.
  • noun An updated version of something.

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

  • noun An advisement providing more up-to-date information than currently known.
  • noun A change in information, a modification of existing or known data.
  • noun An additional piece of information. An addition to existing information.
  • noun A modification of something to a more recent, up-to-date version; (in software) a minor upgrade.
  • noun A version of something which is newer than other versions.
  • verb transitive To bring (a thing) up to date.
  • verb transitive To bring (a person) up to date: to inform (a person) about recent developments.

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

  • noun news that updates your information
  • verb bring to the latest state of technology
  • verb bring up to date; supply with recent information
  • verb modernize or bring up to date


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From up- +‎ date.


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    - the sparkling prose of Windows Vista.

    January 31, 2008

  • Missed that.

    Can you bring me up to speed on it.

    January 31, 2008

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    Some other tweaks and refinements were sprinkled around, and probably a few new bugs too. On deck for the next release: get tags working correctly, add more zeitgeist data, and fix a slew of bugs.

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    November 19, 2009

  • On this word's pages, taking this word and listing it produces a 404 page where the blue listing box should be. Other word pages seem to be fine...

    November 19, 2009

  • Oh, and list names do indeed appear on the comments page, but in their-hyphenated-forms.

    November 19, 2009

  • Update.

    December 4, 2009

  • Heehee.

    December 5, 2009