Definition of Transfer

1. Noun. The act of moving something from one location to another.

2. Verb. Transfer somebody to a different position or location of work.
Exact synonyms: Reassign
Generic synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate
Specialized synonyms: Second, Exchange
Derivative terms: Reassignment

3. Noun. Someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another. "The best student was a transfer from LSU"
Exact synonyms: Transferee
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

4. Verb. Move from one place to another. "Transfer the patient to another hospital"

5. Noun. The act of transfering something from one form to another. "The transfer of the music from record to tape suppressed much of the background noise"
Exact synonyms: Transference
Generic synonyms: Change Of State

6. Verb. Lift and reset in another soil or situation. "Transplant the young rice plants"
Exact synonyms: Transplant
Generic synonyms: Displace
Related verbs: Transplant
Derivative terms: Transferer, Transferrer, Transplant, Transplantation, Transplanter, Transplanting

7. Noun. A ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances.
Generic synonyms: Ticket

8. Verb. Move around. "Transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"
Exact synonyms: Shift
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Specialized synonyms: Transpose, Shunt, Carry, Shuffle, Transship, Bunker, Carry Forward, Carry Over, Remove, Translocate
Derivative terms: Shift, Transferrer

9. Noun. Application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation.

10. Verb. Cause to change ownership. "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

11. Noun. Transferring ownership.

12. Verb. Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another. "They transfer "; "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
Exact synonyms: Change
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

13. Verb. Send from one person or place to another. "They transfer the parcel to their parents"; "Transmit a message"

14. Verb. Shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes. "Remove a case to another court"
Exact synonyms: Remove
Generic synonyms: Shift
Derivative terms: Transferer, Transferrer

15. Verb. Transfer from one place or period to another. "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"
Exact synonyms: Transplant, Transpose
Generic synonyms: Shift

Definition of Transfer

1. v. t. To convey from one place or person another; to transport, remove, or cause to pass, to another place or person; as, to transfer the laws of one country to another; to transfer suspicion.

2. n. The act of transferring, or the state of being transferred; the removal or conveyance of a thing from one place or person to another.

Definition of Transfer

1. Verb. (transitive) To move or pass from one place, person or thing to another. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To convey the impression of (something) from one surface to another. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To be or become transferred. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) (legal) To arrange for something to officially belong to or be controlled by somebody else. ¹

5. Noun. The act of conveying or removing something from one place, person or thing to another. ¹

6. Noun. An instance of conveying or removing from one place, person or thing to another; a transferal. ¹

7. Noun. A design conveyed by contact from one surface to another; a heat transfer. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Transfer

1. to convey from one source to another [v -FERRED, -FERRING, -FERS]

Medical Definition of Transfer

1. The conveyance of something from one place to another. Origin: L. Ferre = to carry This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Transfer

transfer (current term)
transfer (psychology)
transfer DNA
transfer RNA
transfer agent
transfer agents
transfer agreement
transfer cell
transfer earnings
transfer factor
transfer function
transfer functions
transfer genes
transfer imaging
transfer list

Literary usage of Transfer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"Treating the transfer to Mrs. Traer as void, iu evident purpose is to assign to Clews whatever property and rights were incident to the ownership of the ..."

2. Elements of Law Considered with Reference to Principles of General Jurisprudence by William Markby (1875)
"transfer of ownership in its widest and most Different general sense covers the following subjects : voluntary transfer. ,„,,,-., kinds of transfer of ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
""In dealing with a transfer, as defined, which, though valid as between the parties, ... "The * make the transfer valid as against* those concerned in the ..."

4. Report by Colorado, Division of Finance, Dept. of Finances and Taxation (1916)
"Section 3104 of the Revised Statutes provides that the Treasurer of the State shall, from time to time, transfer from the insurance fund to the general fund ..."

5. Annual Report by United States Civil Service Commission (1898)
"transfer from 3. Upon requisition of the proper officer and the certificate ... Commission, transfer may be made without examination from the oflice of the ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Calculations along these lines are in progress. How Efficient Is Diffusion-Controlled Triplet Energy transfer?1 Peter J. Wagner and Irene ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Transfer on!Search for Transfer on!Search for Transfer on Google!Search for Transfer on Wikipedia!