Definition of transfer
2 : to make over the possession or control of : convey
3 : to print or otherwise copy from one surface to another by contact
1 : to move to a different place, region, or situation; especially : to withdraw from one educational institution to enroll at another
2 : to change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
Examples of transfer
We transferred the baby's car seat to the other car.
The patient was transferred to a different hospital.
transfer data on the hard drive to a disk
He transferred my call to another line.
The virus is transferred by mosquitoes.
He transferred control of the company to his son.
She was able to transfer her organizational skills to her new job.
Her skills transferred well to her new job.
Origin of transfer
Middle English transferren, from Anglo-French transferrer, from Latin transferre, from trans- + ferre to carry — more at bear
First Known Use: 14th century
Simple Definition of transfer
: an act or process of moving someone or something from one place to another
: a process by which one method, system, etc., is replaced by another
: the act or process of giving the property or rights of one person to another person
Full Definition of transfer
1a : conveyance of right, title, or interest in real or personal property from one person to anotherb : removal or acquisition of property by mere delivery with intent to transfer title
4 : a place where a transfer is made (as of trains to ferries or as where one form of power is changed to another)
5 : a ticket entitling a passenger on a public conveyance to continue the trip on another route
Examples of transfer
We switched to another car, and the transfer only took a few minutes.
They arranged for a transfer of the prisoner to a different prison.
a material that reduces heat transfer
speeding up data transfer between computers
We are doing everything possible to ensure a smooth transfer to the new system.
a transfer by deed or will
a transfer to the home office
My overseas transfer has been approved.
First Known Use of transfer
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