Trans·fer v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transferred p. pr. & vb. n. Transferring.]
1. To convey from one place or person another; to transport, remove, or cause to pass, to another place or person; as, to transfer the laws of one country to another; to transfer suspicion.
2. To make over the possession or control of; to pass; to convey, as a right, from one person to another; to give; as, the title to land is transferred by deed.
3. To remove from one substance or surface to another; as, to transfer drawings or engravings to a lithographic stone.
Syn: -- To sell; give; alienate; estrange; sequester.
n 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:
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
6: transferring ownership [syn: transference]
v 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
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"
7: send from one person or place to another; "transmit a
message" [syn: transmit, transport, channel, channelize,
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,
[also: transferring, transferred]