Meaning of TRANSFER in English

TRANSFER

verb , noun

■ verb

/ trænsˈfɜː(r); NAmE / ( -rr- )

TO NEW PLACE

1.

transfer (sth/sb) (from ... ) (to ... ) to move from one place to another; to move sth/sb from one place to another :

[ v ]

The film studio is transferring to Hollywood.

[ vn ]

How can I transfer money from my bank account to his?

The patient was transferred to another hospital.

[ vn , v ] ( especially NAmE )

I couldn't transfer all my credits from junior college.

( especially NAmE )

If I spend a semester in Madrid, will my credits transfer?

TO NEW JOB / SCHOOL / SITUATION

2.

transfer (sb) (from ... ) (to ... ) to move from one job, school, situation, etc. to another; to arrange for sb to move :

[ v ]

Children usually transfer to secondary school at 11 or 12.

He transferred to UCLA after his freshman year.

[ vn ]

Ten employees are being transferred from the sales department.

FEELING / DISEASE / POWER

3.

if you transfer a feeling, a disease, or power, etc., or if it transfers from one person to another, the second person has it, often instead of the first :

[ vn ]

Joe had already transferred his affections from Lisa to Cleo.

This disease is rarely transferred from mother to baby (= so that the baby has it as well as the mother) .

[also v ]

PROPERTY

4.

[ vn ] transfer sth (to sb) to officially arrange for sth to belong to sb else or for sb else to control sth

SYN sign over :

He transferred the property to his son.

IN SPORT

5.

transfer (sb) (from ... ) (to ... ) ( especially BrE ) to move, or to move sb, to a different sports team, especially a professional football ( soccer ) team :

[ v ]

He transferred to Everton for £6 million.

[ vn ]

He was transferred from Spurs to Arsenal for a huge fee.

TO NEW VEHICLE

6.

transfer (sb) (from ... ) (to ... ) to change to a different vehicle during a journey; to arrange for sb to change to a different vehicle during a journey :

[ v ]

I transferred at Bahrain for a flight to Singapore.

[ vn ]

Passengers are transferred from the airport to the hotel by taxi.

INFORMATION / MUSIC, etc.

7.

transfer (sth) (from sth) (to sth) to copy information, music, an idea, etc. from one method of recording or presenting it to another; to be recorded or presented in a different way :

[ vn ]

You can transfer data to a disk in a few seconds.

[ v ]

The novel does not transfer well to the movies.

■ noun

/ ˈtrænsfɜː(r)/

CHANGE OF PLACE / JOB / SITUATION

1.

[ U , C ] the act of moving sb/sth from one place, group or job to another; an occasion when this happens :

electronic data transfer

the transfer of currency from one country to another

He has asked for a transfer to the company's Paris branch.

After the election there was a swift transfer of power .

IN SPORT

2.

[ U , C ] the act of moving a sports player from one club or team to another :

It was the first goal he had scored since his transfer from Chelsea.

a transfer fee

to be on the transfer list (= available to join another club)

CHANGE OF VEHICLE

3.

[ U , C ] an act of changing to a different place, vehicle or route when you are travelling :

The transfer from the airport to the hotel is included in the price.

TRAIN / BUS TICKET

4.

[ C ] ( NAmE ) a ticket that allows a passenger to continue their journey on another bus or train

PICTURE

5.

[ C ] ( especially BrE ) ( NAmE usually decal ) a picture or design that can be removed from a piece of paper and stuck onto a surface, for example by being pressed or heated

PSYCHOLOGY

6.

[ U ] ( psychology ) the process of using behaviour which has already been learned in one situation in a new situation

—see also language transfer

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (as a verb): from French transférer or Latin transferre , from trans- across + ferre to bear. The earliest use of the noun (late 17th cent.) was as a legal term in the sense conveyance of property .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.