Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • Parry argued that a transfer window would ultimately improve the quality of play on the pitch in England – "That has to be the objective of the Premier League" – but he seems to have failed to convince the smaller clubs of the case as the phrase "transfer window" isn't uttered again in the hallowed pages of the Guardian archive until 1998.

    Why does the Premier League have a January transfer window? | The Knowledge

  • That dollar makes the title transfer legally binding and is a mere legalrequirement.

    In Leadership Test, Pelosi Bets the House

  • Liberal Justice Ruth Ginsberg conceded that no matter the outcome of the arguments before the court, Congress can simply keep passing laws to transfer land to the veterans group until the title transfer passes judicial muster.

    Jeff Schweitzer: Blind Faith: Supreme Court Meltdown

  • The practical effect of the title transfer was negligible and did not grant any more land than that already under Aboriginal ownership.

    Rudd's previous record in indigenous affairs

  • On Monday, not ten minutes after completing the title transfer for my new car and getting new plates and stickers and junk, I was rearended by a stupid goddamn SUV.

    idiot-milk Diary Entry

  • Afterwards we headed to the DMV for the title transfer, but it would have been at least a two hour wait…and we each had our young sons with us.

    weapons of massdistraction › Membership Has Its Privileges

  • The firm also found a number of foreclosure sales that occurred less than 20 days after the Notice of Trustees sale, casting doubt on the legitimacy of the title transfer to the new owner.

    Forbes.com: News

  • The phrase "transfer union" has become a dirty word in Germany, where much of the electorate is vehemently against their money being used to bail out less prudent countries.

    The Guardian World News

  • The title transfer bore a signature Hiss acknowledged to be his own, notarized by Hiss '

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The title transfer bore a signature Hiss acknowledged to be his own, notarized by

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.