Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of transfering something from one form to another
  2. (noun, act) the act of moving something from one location to another
  3. (noun, act) transferring ownership
  4. (noun, cognition) application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
  5. (noun, communication) a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances
  6. (noun, person) someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
  7. (verb, change) transfer from one place or period to another
  8. (verb, contact) send from one person or place to another
  9. (verb, motion) lift and reset in another soil or situation
  10. (verb, motion) move around
  11. (verb, motion) shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
    Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city
    remove a case to another court
  12. (verb, motion) change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
  13. (verb, possession) cause to change ownership
  14. (verb, possession) move from one place to another
    transmit the news
    transfer the patient to another hospital
  15. (verb, social) transfer somebody to a different position or location of work

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Transfer

  1. late 14c., from L. transferre "bear across, carry over, transfer, translate," from trans- "across" + ferre "to carry" (see infer). The noun is first attested 1670s. Transference in psychoanalytical sense is recorded from 1911, translating Ger. ?bertragung (Freud). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Transfer

thermic fever, thermosphere, transferee, transferer, transferor, transferrer, transpire, trench fever

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