General English


  • verb to transfer data files or programs from a small computer to a main CPU
  • verb to transfer a file from one computer to a BBS or host computer


  • To send data, usually in the form of a file, to a remote computer in a network. For instance, a person updating a Web page maintained on the Internet may upload a file with new information. Also, the data or file transferred. This contrasts with a download (1), where information is sent from a remote computer in a network.

Information & Library Science

  • verb to send a file from one’s computer to the hard disk of another computer, particularly used to refer to sending files over the Internet to another server.