Advertisement - Continue reading below

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)

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.

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."