- (noun) enPR: ŭp'dāt, IPA(key): /ˈʌp.deɪt/
- (verb) enPR: əp-dāt', əp'dāt, IPA(key): /əpˈdeɪt/, /ˈʌp.deɪt/
- Rhymes: -eɪt
update (plural updates)
- An advisement providing more up-to-date information than currently known.
- He gave me an update on the situation in New York.
- A change in information, a modification of existing or known data.
- I just made an update to the Wikipedia article on guerillas.
- An additional piece of information. An addition to existing information.
- I just made an update to my blog about my trip to Rome.
- A modification of something to a more recent, up-to-date version; (in software) a minor upgrade.
- Our database receives an update every morning at 3 AM.
- I have a couple of updates to install on your laptop.
- A version of something which is newer than other versions.
- You should try the update: it rocks.
In a software context there is a distinction between an update and an upgrade: updates usually include important security patches or bug fixes; an upgrade implies substantial new features and often has to be bought separately (in case of commercial software).
- (transitive) To bring (a thing) up to date.
- I need to update my records to take account of the most recent transaction.
- (transitive) To bring (a person) up to date: to inform (a person) about recent developments.
- Update me on what happened while I was away.