■ verb trans'fə: trα:ns- , -nz- ( ~s , ~ring , ~red )
1》 move from one place to another.
2》 move to another department, occupation, team, etc.
↘redirect (a telephone call) to a new line or extension.
3》 change to another place, route, or means of transport during a journey.
4》 make over the possession of (property, a right, or a responsibility) to another.
5》 [usu. as adjective ~red ] change (the sense of a word or phrase) by extension or metaphor.
■ noun 'transfə: , 'trα:ns- , -nz-
1》 an act of ~ring.
2》 Brit. a small coloured picture or design on paper, which can be ~red to another surface by being pressed or heated.
3》 N. Amer. a ticket allowing a passenger to change from one public transport vehicle to another as part of a single journey.
~or noun ( chiefly Law ).
ME: from Fr. transférer or L. ~re , from trans- 'across' + ferre 'to bear'.