AskDefine | Define transfer

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of transporting something from one location to another [syn: transportation, transferral, conveyance]
2 someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another; "the best student was a transfer from LSU" [syn: transferee]
3 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" [syn: transference]
4 a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances
5 application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation [syn: transfer of training, carry-over]
6 transferring ownership [syn: transference]


1 move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket" [syn: shift]
2 transfer somebody to a different position or location of work [syn: reassign]
3 move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
4 lift and reset in another soil or situation; "Transplant the young rice plants" [syn: transplant]
5 cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
6 change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; "She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast" [syn: change]
7 send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message" [syn: transmit, transport, channel, channelize, channelise]
8 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" [syn: remove]
9 transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America" [syn: transpose, transplant] [also: transferring, transferred]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (verb):
    • (RP): /trɑːnzˈfɜː/, /trA:nz"f3:/ or /trænzˈfɜː/, /tr

Extensive Definition

Transfer may refer to:
transfer in German: Transfer
transfer in French: Transfert
transfer in Dutch: Transfer
transfer in Polish: Transfer
transfer in Russian: Трансфер

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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