from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To convey or cause to pass from one place, person, or thing to another.
- transitive v. Law To make over the possession or legal title of; convey.
- transitive v. To convey (a design, for example) from one surface to another, as by impression.
- intransitive v. To move oneself from one location or job to another.
- intransitive v. To withdraw from one educational institution or course of study and enroll in another.
- intransitive v. To change from one public conveyance to another: transferred to another bus.
- n. The conveyance or removal of something from one place, person, or thing to another.
- n. One who transfers or is transferred, as to a new school.
- n. A design conveyed by contact from one surface to another.
- n. A ticket entitling a passenger to change from one public conveyance to another as part of one trip.
- n. A place where such a change is made.
- n. Law A conveyance of title or property from one person to another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move or pass from one place, person or thing to another.
- v. To convey the impression of (something) from one surface to another.
- v. To be or become transferred.
- v. (law) To arrange for something to officially belong to or be controlled by somebody else.
- n. The act of conveying or removing something from one place, person or thing to another.
- n. An instance of conveying or removing from one place, person or thing to another; a transferal.
- n. A design conveyed by contact from one surface to another; a heat transfer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To convey from one place or person another; to transport, remove, or cause to pass, to another place or person.
- transitive v. To make over the possession or control of; to pass; to convey, as a right, from one person to another; to give.
- transitive v. To remove from one substance or surface to another.
- 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.
- n. The conveyance of right, title, or property, either real or personal, from one person to another, whether by sale, by gift, or otherwise.
- n. That which is transferred.
- n. 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.
- n. A drawing or writing printed off from one surface on another, as in ceramics and in many decorative arts.
- n. A soldier removed from one troop, or body of troops, and placed in another.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. plural In archery, sheets upon which the hits, score, and golds of every archer in a shooting-match are copied from the several target-papers after each distance is shot. The transfers are the official record from which the prize-list is made up.
- To convey from one place or person to another; transport; transmit; pass or hand over: usually followed by to (unto, into), sometimes by on (upon): as, to transfer a thing from one hand to the other.
- To make over the possession or control of; convey, as a right, from one person to another; sell; give: as, to transfer a title to land by deed, or the property in a bill of exchange by indorsement.
- To convey by means of transfer-paper, as a written or drawn design to the lithographic stone from which it is to be printed.
- To remove from one background to another for decorative purposes.
- n. Removal or conveyance from one place or person to another; transference.
- n. The conveyance of right, title, or property, either real or personal, from one person to another, either by sale, by gift, or otherwise.
- n. That which is transferred.
- n. In railway transportation: A point on a railway where the cars are ferried or transferred over a river or bay.
- n. A ferry-boat or barge for transporting freight-cars.
- n. The system or process of conveying passengers and baggage in vehicles from one railway-station in a city to another railway-station or to a steamer: as, a transfer company.
- n. A ticket issued to a passenger on a line of transportation, giving passage on a connecting line or branch.
- n. In the United States Post-office Department, the loan of funds from one account to another by authority of the post-master-general.
- n. In naval tactics. See advance, 12.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
- v. cause to change ownership
- n. application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
- v. send from one person or place to another
- n. transferring ownership
- v. move from one place to another
- n. the act of transfering something from one form to another
- v. transfer from one place or period to another
- v. transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
- n. a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances
- n. the act of moving something from one location to another
- v. lift and reset in another soil or situation
- n. someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
- v. move around
- v. shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
Middle English transferren, from Old French transferer, from Latin trānsferre : trāns-, trans- + ferre, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin trānsferō ("I bear across"). (Wiktionary)