Meaning of transfer
Pronunciation: (v.trans-fûr', trans'furn., adj.trans'fur), [key]
— v., n., adj. -ferred, -fer•ring,
- to convey or remove from one place, person, etc., to another: He transferred the package from one hand to the other.
- to cause to pass from one person to another, as thought, qualities, or power; transmit.
- to make over the possession or control of: to transfer a title to land.
- to imprint, impress, or otherwise convey (a drawing, design, pattern, etc.) from one surface to another.
- to remove oneself from one place to another: to transfer from the New York office to London.
- to withdraw from one school, college, or the like, and enter another: I transferred from Rutgers to Tulane.
- to be moved from one place to another: to transfer to overseas duty.
- to change by means of a transfer from one bus, train, or the like, to another.
- a means or system of transferring.
- an act of transferring.
- the fact of being transferred.
- a point or place for transferring.
- a ticket entitling a passenger to continue a journey on another bus, train, or the like.
- a drawing, design, pattern, or the like, that is or may be transferred from one surface to another, usually by direct contact.
- a person who changes or is changed from one college, military unit, business department, etc., to another.
- a conveyance, by sale, gift, or otherwise, of real or personal property, to another.
- the act of having the ownership of a stock or registered bond transferred.
- Also called transfer of training.the positive or negative influence of prior learning on subsequent learning. Cf. generalization (def. 4).
- Also called language transfer.the application of native-language rules in attempted performance in a second language, in some cases resulting in deviations from target-language norms and in other cases facilitating second-language acquisition.
- of, pertaining to, or involving transfer payments.
- transfer (Thesaurus)