Definition of download verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

download

 verb
verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they download
BrE BrE//ˌdaʊnˈləʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaʊnˈloʊd//
 
he / she / it downloads
BrE BrE//ˌdaʊnˈləʊdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaʊnˈloʊdz//
 
past simple downloaded
BrE BrE//ˌdaʊnˈləʊdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaʊnˈloʊdɪd//
 
past participle downloaded
BrE BrE//ˌdaʊnˈləʊdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaʊnˈloʊdɪd//
 
-ing form downloading
BrE BrE//ˌdaʊnˈləʊdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaʊnˈloʊdɪŋ//
 
Online shopping
 
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BrE BrE//ˌdaʊnˈləʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaʊnˈloʊd//
 
download something (computing) to get data from another computer, usually using the Internet opposite upload CollocationsEmail and the InternetEmail receive/get/open an email write/send/answer/forward/delete an email check/read/access your email block/filter (out) junk/spam/unsolicited email exchange email addresses open/check your inbox junk mail fills/floods/clogs your inbox have/set up an email account open/send/contain an attachment sign up for/receive email alertsConnecting to the Internet use/access/log onto the Internet/the Web go online/on the Internet have a high-speed/dial-up/broadband/wireless (Internet) connection access/connect to/locate the server use/open/close/launch a/your web browser browse/surf/search/scour the Internet/the Web send/contain/spread/detect a (computer/email) virus update your anti-virus software install/use/configure a firewall accept/enable/block/delete cookiesUsing the Internet visit/check a website/an Internet site/somebody’s blog create/design/launch a website/social networking site start/write/post/read a blog update your blog/a website be in/meet somebody in/go into/enter an Internet chat room download/upload music/software/a song/a podcast/a file/a copy of something share information/data/files post a comment/message on a(n) website/online message board/web forum/Internet chat room stream video/audio/music/content over the Internet join/participate in/visit/provide a(n) (web-based/web/online/Internet/discussion) forum generate/increase/monitor Internet traffic compare load See related entries: Online shopping
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