Meaning of TRANSFER in English


I. trans ‧ fer 1 S3 W2 AC /trænsˈfɜː $ -ˈfɜːr/ BrE AmE verb ( past tense and past participle transferred , present participle transferring )

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ transfer , ↑ transference ; verb : ↑ transfer ]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: transferre , from ferre 'to carry' ]

1 . MOVE TO DIFFERENT PLACE ETC [intransitive and transitive] to move from one place, school, job etc to another, or to make someone do this, especially within the same organization

transfer (from something) to something

Swod transferred from MI6 to the Security Service.

transfer somebody (from something) to something

They’re transferring him to a special unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

You’ll be transferred to the Birmingham office.

2 . PUT SOMETHING IN DIFFERENT PLACE [intransitive and transitive] formal to move from one place to another, or to move something from one place to another

transfer (from something) to something

The exhibition transfers to York City Art Gallery on 23rd January.

transfer something (from something) to something

Transfer the meat to warm plates.

3 . SPORTS PERSON [transitive] to sell a sports player to another team:

He was transferred for a fee of £8 million.

4 . MONEY [transitive] to move money from one account or institution to another

transfer something (from something) to something

I’d like to transfer $500 to my checking account.

5 . transfer your affections/loyalty/allegiance etc to change from loving or supporting one person to loving or supporting a different one

6 . SKILL/IDEA/QUALITY [intransitive and transitive] if a skill, idea, or quality transfers from one situation to another, or if you transfer it, it can be used in the new situation:

Ideas that work well in one school often don’t transfer well to another.

7 . transfer power/responsibility/control (to somebody) to officially give power etc to another person or organization:

The ageing president is preparing to transfer power to his son.

8 . PHONE [transitive] to connect the call of someone who has telephoned you to someone else’s telephone so that that person can speak to them:

Hold on one moment while I transfer your call.

9 . PROPERTY [transitive] law to officially give property or land to someone else

10 . TRAVEL [intransitive and transitive] to change from one bus, plane etc to another while you are travelling, or arrange for someone to do this:

You will be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

11 . INFORMATION/MUSIC [transitive] to copy recorded information, music etc from one system to another:

Transfer the files onto floppy disk.

12 . DISEASE [transitive] if a disease is transferred from one person or animal to another, the second person or animal begins to have the disease SYN pass

transfer something (from somebody/something) to somebody/something

It is unlikely that the disease will be transferred from animals to humans.

—transferable adjective :

transferable skills

—transferability /trænsˌfɜːrəˈbɪləti, trænsˌfɜːrəˈbɪlɪti/ noun [uncountable]

II. trans ‧ fer 2 W2 AC /ˈtrænsfɜː $ -fɜːr/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ transfer , ↑ transference ; verb : ↑ transfer ]

1 .

a) [uncountable and countable] the process by which someone or something moves or is moved from one place, job etc to another

transfer of

the transfer of assets within a group of companies

transfer to

Penny’s applied for a transfer to head office.

electronic data transfer

b) [countable] someone or something that has been moved in this way

2 . transfer of power a process by which the control of a country is taken from one person or group and given to another:

the transfer of power to a civilian government

3 . [countable] the act of changing from one bus, aircraft etc to another while travelling:

Getting there often means a couple of transfers on a bus line.

4 . [countable] especially British English a drawing, pattern etc that can be stuck or printed onto a surface SYN decal American English

5 . [countable] especially American English a ticket that allows a passenger to change from one bus, train etc to another without paying more money

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.