transfer

If you are moving something from one place to another, like transferring money from your savings account to your checking account, you are transferring it. Or, if you've been moved from one job site to another — you, my friend, have been transferred.

Transfer can also be a noun that means the act of moving something from one form or location to another, so that money that was shifted from one account to another is considered a transfer. If you change something from one form to another, you can say that you transferred it. "Her mother had transferred all the old 8mm home movies to video tape. Now she'd have to transfer them again using a more modern technology."

Primary Meanings of transfer

1.
vn
move from one place to another
the act of moving something from one location to another
2.
vn
cause to change ownership
transferring ownership
3.
vn
change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances
4.
vn
transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
Full Definitions of transfer
1

v move from one place to another

transfer the data”
transfer the patient to another hospital”
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mail, post, send
cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
get off, send, send off
transfer
communicate, convey, transmit
transfer to another
load
transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory
offset
cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface
import
transfer (electronic data) into a database or document
export
transfer (electronic data) out of a database or document in a format that can be used by other programs
offload
transfer to a peripheral device, of computer data
carry, post
transfer (entries) from one account book to another
FTP
use the file transfer protocol to transfer data from one computer to another
spool
transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage
download
transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location
upload
transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location
charge, commit, institutionalise, institutionalize, send
cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
translocate
move from one place to another, especially of wild animals
communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across
transmit information
express
send by rapid transport or special messenger service
airmail
send or transport by airmail
register
send by registered mail
express-mail
send by express mail or courier
hospitalise, hospitalize
admit into a hospital
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v move around

transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket”
Synonyms:
shift
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transpose
transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality
shunt
transfer to another track, of trains
carry
transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication
shuffle
move about, move back and forth
transship
transfer for further transportation from one ship or conveyance to another
bunker
transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse
carry forward, carry over
transfer from one time period to the next
remove
shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
translocate
transfer (a chromosomal segment) to a new position
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v transfer from one place or period to another

Synonyms:
transplant, transpose
Type of:
shift
move from one setting or context to another

v shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes

Synonyms:
remove
Type of:
shift
move around

v send from one person or place to another

Synonyms:
channel, channelise, channelize, transmit, transport
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bring, convey, fetch, get
go or come after and bring or take back
project
transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another
propagate
transmit
translate
bring to a certain spiritual state
release, turn
let (something) fall or spill from a container
send, send out
to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
retrieve
run after, pick up, and bring to the master
retrieve
go for and bring back
deflate
release contained air or gas from
throw
throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
send in
mail in; cause to be delivered
mail out
transmit by mail
get off, mail
send via the postal service
deliver
bring to a destination, make a delivery
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v lift and reset in another soil or situation

Synonyms:
transplant
transplant
be transplantable
Type of:
displace
cause to move, usually with force or pressure

n the act of moving something from one location to another

Synonyms:
conveyance, transferral, transport, transportation
Examples:
Berlin airlift
airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
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transshipment
the transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment
airlift, lift
transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
connection, connexion
shifting from one form of transportation to another
bringing, delivery
the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
drive
the act of driving a herd of animals overland
carry
the act of carrying something
lighterage
the transportation of goods on a lighter
relocation, resettlement
the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
teleportation
a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another
cattle drive
driving a bovine herd (as cows or bulls or steers)
airdrop
delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraft
consignment
the delivery of goods for sale or disposal
handing over, passage
the act of passing something to another person
post
the delivery and collection of letters and packages
service, service of process, serving
the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
backpacking, packing
carrying something in a pack on the back
piggyback
the act of carrying something piggyback
fireman's carry
the act of carrying a person over your shoulder
portage
carrying boats and supplies overland
porterage
the transportation of burdens by porters
Type of:
movement
the act of changing the location of something

n 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”
Synonyms:
transference
Type of:
change of state
the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

n application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation

Synonyms:
carry-over, transfer of training
Types:
generalisation, generalization, stimulus generalisation, stimulus generalization
(psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
irradiation
(Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus
Type of:
acquisition, learning
the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
2

v cause to change ownership

“I transferred my stock holdings to my children”
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give
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
demise
transfer by a lease or by a will
alien, alienate
transfer property or ownership
negociate
transfer by endorsement to another in return for value received
convey
transmit a title or property
desacralize, secularize
transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control
assign
transfer one's right to
give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over
place into the hands or custody of
change, exchange, interchange
give to, and receive from, one another
distribute
make available
cater, ply, provide, supply
give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
cough up, pony up, spit up
give reluctantly
give
leave with; give temporarily
lease, let, rent
grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
support
support materially or financially
slip, sneak
pass on stealthily
sell
exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
deal
give (a specific card) to a player
pay
give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
accord, allot, grant
allow to have
allow, grant
let have
cash, cash in
exchange for cash
ransom, redeem
exchange or buy back for money; under threat
redeem
to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
fill in, stand in, sub, substitute
be a substitute
swap, switch, swop, trade
exchange or give (something) in exchange for
barter
exchange goods without involving money
trade, trade in
turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase
present, submit
hand over formally
bestow
give as a gift
heap
bestow in large quantities
deliver, fork out, fork over, fork up, hand over, render, turn in
to surrender someone or something to another
administer, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, lot, mete out, parcel out, shell out
administer or bestow, as in small portions
offer, proffer
present for acceptance or rejection
chip in, contribute, give, kick in
contribute to some cause
render, return
give back
bank, deposit
put into a bank account
free, give up, release, relinquish, resign
part with a possession or right
cede, concede, grant, yield
give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
lend, loan
give temporarily; let have for a limited time
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to
repay, requite
make repayment for or return something
dispense with, give up, part with, spare
give up what is not strictly needed
commit, confide, entrust, intrust, trust
confer a trust upon
entrust, leave
put into the care or protection of someone
vest
place (authority, property, or rights) in the control of a person or group of persons
enfeoff
put in possession of land in exchange for a pledge of service, in feudal society
issue, supply
circulate or distribute or equip with
reticulate
distribute by a network, as of water or electricity

n transferring ownership

Synonyms:
transference
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alienation
(law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another
conveyance, conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying
act of transferring property title from one person to another
quitclaim
act of transferring a title or right or claim to another
lease-lend, lend-lease
the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common cause
secularisation, secularization
transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession
delivery, legal transfer, livery
the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
Type of:
dealing, dealings, transaction
the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
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v change from one vehicle or transportation line to another

Synonyms:
change
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

n a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances

Type of:
ticket
a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment)
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v transfer somebody to a different position or location of work

Synonyms:
reassign
Types:
second
transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
exchange
hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent
alternate
exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
Type of:
assign, delegate, depute, designate
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

n someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another

“the best student was a transfer from LSU”
Synonyms:
transferee
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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