Meaning of TRANSFER in English

I. tran(t)s-ˈfər, ˈtran(t)s-ˌ verb

( trans·ferred ; trans·fer·ring )

Etymology: Middle English transferren, from Anglo-French transferrer, from Latin transferre, from trans- + ferre to carry — more at bear

Date: 14th century

transitive verb


a. : to convey from one person, place, or situation to another : move , shift

b. : to cause to pass from one to another : transmit

c. : transform , change

2. : to make over the possession or control of : convey

3. : to print or otherwise copy from one surface to another by contact

intransitive verb

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

• trans·fer·abil·i·ty (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˌfər-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē noun

• trans·fer·able also trans·fer·ra·ble tran(t)s-ˈfər-ə-bəl adjective

• trans·fer·al -əl noun

• trans·fer·rer -ər noun

II. ˈtran(t)s-ˌfər noun

Date: 1674


a. : conveyance of right, title, or interest in real or personal property from one person to another

b. : removal or acquisition of property by mere delivery with intent to transfer title


a. : an act, process, or instance of transferring : transference 2

b. : the carryover or generalization of learned responses from one type of situation to another

3. : one that transfers or is transferred ; especially : a graphic image transferred by contact from one surface to another

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

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