Definition of "transfer" []

  • To convey or cause to pass from one place, person, or thing to another. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To make over the possession or legal title of; convey. (verb-transitive)
  • To convey (a design, for example) from one surface to another, as by impression. (verb-transitive)
  • To move oneself from one location or job to another. (verb-intransitive)
  • To withdraw from one educational institution or course of study and enroll in another. (verb-intransitive)
  • To change or go or cause to change or go from one thing, person, or point to another (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To change (buses, trains, etc) (verb)
  • To make over (property, etc) to another; convey (verb)
  • To displace (a drawing, design, etc) from one surface to another (verb)
  • (of a football player, esp a professional) to change clubs or (of a club, manager, etc) to sell or release (a player) to another club (verb)
  • To leave one school, college, etc, and enrol at another (verb)
  • To change (the meaning of a word, etc), esp by metaphorical extension (verb)
  • The act, process, or system of transferring, or the state of being transferred (noun)
  • A person or thing that transfers or is transferred (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A design or drawing that is transferred from one surface to another, as by ironing a printed design onto cloth (noun)
  • The passing of title to property or other right from one person to another by act of the parties or by operation of law; conveyance (noun)
  • The act of transferring the title of ownership to shares or registered bonds in the books of the issuing enterprise (noun)
  • Any document or form effecting or regulating a transfer (noun)
  • A ticket that allows a passenger to change routes (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "transfer" in a sentence
  • "Parry argued that a transfer window would ultimately improve the quality of play on the pitch in England – "That has to be the objective of the Premier League" – but he seems to have failed to convince the smaller clubs of the case as the phrase "transfer window" isn't uttered again in the hallowed pages of the Guardian archive until 1998."
  • "That dollar makes the title transfer legally binding and is a mere legalrequirement."
  • "Liberal Justice Ruth Ginsberg conceded that no matter the outcome of the arguments before the court, Congress can simply keep passing laws to transfer land to the veterans group until the title transfer passes judicial muster."