What is transfer?

  • (verb): Shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes.
    Synonyms: remove
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "transfer":

  • (noun): A ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances.
  • (verb): Cause to change ownership.
    Example: "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
  • (verb): Lift and reset in another soil or situation.
    Synonyms: transplant
  • (verb): Transfer somebody to a different position or location of work.
    Synonyms: reassign
  • (verb): Move around.
    Example: "Transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"
    Synonyms: shift
  • (noun): Someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another.
    Example: "The best student was a transfer from LSU"
    Synonyms: transferee
  • (noun): The act of transfering something from one form to another.
    Example: "The transfer of the music from record to tape suppressed much of the background noise"
    Synonyms: transference
  • (verb): Move from one place to another.
    Example: "Transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
  • (verb): Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another.
    Synonyms: change

Famous quotes containing the word transfer:

    I have proceeded ... to prevent the lapse from ... the point of blending between wakefulness and sleep.... Not ... that I can render the point more than a point—but that I can startle myself ... into wakefulness—and thus transfer the point ... into the realm of Memory—convey its impressions,... to a situation where ... I can survey them with the eye of analysis.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    No sociologist ... should think himself too good, even in his old age, to make tens of thousands of quite trivial computations in his head and perhaps for months at a time. One cannot with impunity try to transfer this task entirely to mechanical assistants if one wishes to figure something, even though the final result is often small indeed.
    Max Weber (1864–1920)

    If it had not been for storytelling, the black family would not have survived. It was the responsibility of the Uncle Remus types to transfer philosophies, attitudes, values, and advice, by way of storytelling using creatures in the woods as symbols.
    Jackie Torrence (b. 1944)