I. download down‧load 1 [ˌdaʊnˈləʊd ǁ -ˈloʊd] verb [transitive] COMPUTING
to move computer software or information from one computer to another, usually from a large computer to a smaller one:

• If you can log on to the network, you can download files from there.

• I downloaded the games from the Internet for free.

  [m0] II. download down‧load 2 [ˈdaʊnləʊd ǁ -loʊd] noun [countable] COMPUTING
a computer program or file that has been downloaded, or the process of doing this:

• You can get downloads of the nightly news from the BBC's home page.

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download UK US /ˌdaʊnˈləʊd/ US  /ˈdaʊnˌləʊd/ verb [I or T]
IT to copy or move programs or information into a computer's memory, especially from the internet or a larger computer, or to be moved in this way: »

download a copy/file/document

download sth from sth »

Software updates can be downloaded from the company's website.


The file will only take a few seconds to download.

download UK US /ˈdaʊnləʊd/ noun IT
[C] a computer program or information that has been or can be copied into a computer's memory: »

The upgrade will be available as a free download for registered customers.


Subscribers get the magazine as a digital download.

[U] the act or process of copying programs or information into a computer's memory: »

All of our products will be available for download on our website.

Compare UPLOAD(Cf. upload)

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