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Definition of transfer
(transfers, transferring, transferred)
1move from one place to another: [with object]:he would have to transfer money to his own account [no object]:I went to sleep on the couch before transferring to my bedroom later in the night move to another group, occupation, or service: [no object]:she transferred to the Physics Department [with object]:employees have been transferred to the installation team [no object] enroll in a different school or college:Ron transferred to the University of Idaho (in professional sports) move or cause to move to another team: [no object]:he transferred to the Dodgers [with object]:when a player is transferred to the minors by a major league club redirect (a telephone call) to another line or extension. [with object] copy (a drawing or design) from one surface to another. [with object] copy (data, music, etc.) from one medium or device to another:you can easily transfer your personal data to another PC using the export feature 2 [no object] change to another place, route, or means of transportation during a journey:John advised him to transfer from Rome airport to the railroad station 3 [with object] make over the possession of (property, a right, or a responsibility) to someone else. 4 [with object]
(usually as adjective transferred
) change (the sense of a word or phrase) by extension or metaphor:a transferred use of the Old English noun
1an act of moving something or someone to another place:a transfer of wealth to the poorer nations she was going to ask her boss for a transfer to the city a patient had died after transfer from the County Hospital to St. Peter’s British an act of selling or moving an athlete to another team:his transfer from Rangers cost £800,000 a student who has enrolled in a different school or college. a conveyance of property, especially stocks, from one person to another. the action of copying data from one medium or device to another. 2a small colored picture or design on paper that can be transferred to another surface by being pressed or heated:T-shirts with iron-on transfers 3an act of changing to another place, route, or means of transportation during a journey:it took three hours and several bus transfers to get there a ticket allowing a passenger to change from one public transportation vehicle to another as part of a single journey.