transfer[trans′fər; for v., also trans fʉr′]
- An example of to transfer is the owner of a car signing the title over to a new owner.
- An example of to transfer is picking up a package from one location and bringing it to another.
transitive verbtransferred, transferring
- to convey, carry, remove, or send from one person, place, or position to another
- to make over or convey (property, title to property, etc.) to another
- to convey (a picture, design, etc.) from one surface to another by any of several processes
Origin of transferMiddle English transferren ; from Classical Latin transferre ; from trans-, across + ferre, to bear
- to transfer oneself or be transferred; move
- ☆ to withdraw from one school, college, course of study, etc. and be admitted to another
- ☆ to change from one bus, train, or streetcar to another, usually by presenting a transfer
- a transferring or being transferred
- a means of transferring
- a thing or person that is transferred; specif., a picture or design transferred or to be transferred from one surface to another
- ☆ a ticket, provided free or at a small extra charge, entitling the bearer to change from one bus, train, or streetcar to another as specified
- ☆ a place for transferring
- ☆ a form or document effecting a transfer, as from one post or position to another
- ☆ a person who transfers or is transferred from one school, post, position, etc. to another
- the transferring of a title, right, etc. from one person to another
- the document effecting this
verbtrans·ferred, trans·fer·ring, trans·fers
- To convey or cause to pass from one place, person, or thing to another.
- Law To make over the possession or legal title of (property, for example); convey.
- To convey (a design, for example) from one surface to another, as by impression.
- To move oneself from one location or job to another.
- To withdraw from one educational institution or course of study and enroll in another.
- To change from one public conveyance to another: transferred to another bus.
- also trans·fer·al The conveyance or removal of something from one place, person, or thing to another.
- One who transfers or is transferred, as to a new school.
- A design conveyed by contact from one surface to another.
- a. A ticket entitling a passenger to change from one public conveyance to another as part of one trip.b. A place where such a change is made.
- also transferal Law A conveyance of title or property from one person to another.
Origin of transferMiddle English transferren, from Old French transferer, from Latin trānsferre : trāns-, trans- + ferre, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
- trans·fer′a·ble, trans·fer′ra·ble
(third-person singular simple present transfers, present participle transferring, simple past and past participle transferred)
- To move or pass from one place, person or thing to another.
- to transfer the laws of one country to another; to transfer suspicion
- To convey the impression of (something) from one surface to another.
- to transfer drawings or engravings to a lithographic stone
- (intransitive) To be or become transferred.
- (law) To arrange for something to belong to or be officially controlled by somebody else.
- The title to land is transferred by deed.
(countable and uncountable, plural transfers)
- (uncountable) The act of conveying or removing something from one place, person or thing to another.
- (countable) An instance of conveying or removing from one place, person or thing to another; a transferal.
- (countable) A design conveyed by contact from one surface to another; a heat transfer.
- A soldier removed from one troop, or body of troops, and placed in another.
- (medicine) A pathological process by which a unilateral morbid condition on being abolished on one side of the body makes its appearance in the corresponding region upon the other side.
- In the United Kingdom education system the noun is used to define a move from one school to another, for example from primary school to secondary school. Contrast with transition which is used to define any move within or between schools, for example, a move from one year group to the next.
From Latin trÄnsferÅ (“I bear across").
transfer - Computer Definition
To send data over a computer channel or bus. "Transfer" generally applies to transmission within the computer system, and "transmit" refers to transmission outside the computer over a line or network. Transfers are actually copies, since the data are in both locations at the end of the transfer. Input, output and move instructions activate data transfers in the computer.
transfer - Legal Definition