Definitions for: Transfer


[n] 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"
[n] the act of transporting something from one location to another
[n] transferring ownership
[n] application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
[n] a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances
[n] someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another; "the best student was a transfer from LSU"
[v] transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"
[v] send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"
[v] lift and reset in another soil or situation; "Transplant the young rice plants"
[v] move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"
[v] shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes; "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another court"
[v] change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
[v] cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
[v] move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
[v] transfer somebody to a different position or location of work



Webster (1913) Definition: Trans*fer", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transferred; p. pr.
& vb. n. Transferring.] [L. transferre; trans across, over
+ ferre to bear: cf. F. transf['e]rer. See Bear to carry.]
1. 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. To make over the possession or control of; to pass; to
convey, as a right, from one person to another; to give;
as, the title to land is transferred by deed.

3. To remove from one substance or surface to another; as, to
transfer drawings or engravings to a lithographic stone.
--Tomlinson.

Syn: To sell; give; alienate; estrange; sequester.


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

2. (Law) The conveyance of right, title, or property, either
real or personal, from one person to another, whether by
sale, by gift, or otherwise.

I shall here only consider it as a transfer of
property. --Burke.

3. That which is transferred. Specifically:
(a) A picture, or the like, removed from one body or
ground to another, as from wood to canvas, or from one
piece of canvas to another. --Fairholt.
(b) A drawing or writing printed off from one surface on
another, as in ceramics and in many decorative arts.
(c) (Mil.) A soldier removed from one troop, or body of
troops, and placed in another.

4. (Med.) A pathological process by virtue of 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.

Transfer day, one of the days fixed by the Bank of England
for the transfer, free of charge, of bank stock and
government funds. These days are the first five business
days in the week before three o'clock. Transfers may be
made on Saturdays on payment of a fee of 2s. 6d.
--Bithell.

Transfer office, an office or department where transfers of
stocks, etc., are made.

Transfer paper, a prepared paper used by draughtsmen,
engravers, lithographers, etc., for transferring
impressions.

Transfer table. (Railroad) Same as Traverse table. See
under Traverse.

Synonyms: carry-over, change, channel, channelise, channelize, conveyance, reassign, shift, transfer of training, transferee, transference, transferral, transmit, transplant, transplant, transport, transportation, transpose

See Also: acquisition, airlift, alienation, assign, assign, bring, bringing, bunker, carry, carry, carry, carry forward, carry over, change, change hands, change of state, charge, commit, communicate, connection, connexion, convey, convey, conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying, dealing, dealings, delegate, delivery, depute, designate, displace, displace, displace, distribute, download, drive, exchange, exchange, fetch, force out, ftp, generalisation, generalization, get, get off, give, go, hand, human, individual, institutionalise, institutionalize, interchange, learning, lease-lend, lend-lease, lift, lighterage, locomote, mail, mortal, move, move, move, movement, negociate, offload, pass, pass on, person, pickup, port, post, project, propagate, quitclaim, reach, release, relocation, remove, resettlement, secularisation, secularization, secularize, send, send, send off, send out, shift, shuffle, shunt, somebody, someone, soul, spool, stimulus generalisation, stimulus generalization, ticket, transaction, transfer, translate, translocate, translocate, transmit, transplantation, transpose, transship, transshipment, travel, turn, turn over, upload

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