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Definitions of transfer

  1. application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
  2. send from one person or place to another; " transmit a message"
  3. the act of transporting something from one location to another
  4. transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
  5. shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes; " He removed his children to the countryside"; " Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; " remove a case to another court"
  6. move around; " transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"
  7. 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"
  8. transferring ownership
  9. a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances
  10. transfer from one place or period to another; " The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"
  11. lift and reset in another soil or situation; " Transplant the young rice plants"
  12. cause to change ownership; " I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
  13. change from one vehicle or transportation line to another; " She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast"
  14. move from one place to another; " transfer the data"; " transmit the news"; " transfer the patient to another hospital"
  15. To convey from one place or person another; to transport, remove, or cause to pass, to another place or person; as, to transfer the laws of one country to another; to transfer suspicion.
  16. To make over the possession or control of; to pass; to convey, as a right, from one person to another; to give; as, the title to land is transferred by deed.
  17. To remove from one substance or surface to another; as, to transfer drawings or engravings to a lithographic stone.
  18. The act of transferring, or the state of being transferred; the removal or conveyance of a thing from one place or person to another.
  19. The conveyance of right, title, or property, either real or personal, from one person to another, whether by sale, by gift, or otherwise.
  20. A picture, or the like, removed from one body or ground to another, as from wood to canvas, or from one piece of canvas to another.
  21. A drawing or writing printed off from one surface on another, as in ceramics and in many decorative arts.
  22. A soldier removed from one troop, or body of troops, and placed in another.
  23. A pathological process by virtue of which a unilateral morbid condition on being abolished on one side of the body makes its appearance in the corresponding region upon the other side.
  24. To convey or carry from one person or place to another; in law, to convey, as a right, title, etc.
  25. The conveyance or making over of a right, title, property, etc., from one person to another; the writing or deed by which such an exchange is made; a removal or exchange.
  26. Transferred.
  27. Transferring.
  28. To carry or bring over: to convey to another place: to remove: to transport:- pr. p. transferring; pa. t. and pa. p. transferred.
  29. TRANSFERRER.
  30. The act of transferring: the conveyance of anything from one person or place to another: that which is transferred: applied, specifically, to the conveying of real estate.
  31. Act of transferring.
  32. To convey from one place or person to another.
  33. Transference.
  34. To remove, or cause to pass from one person or place to another; convey.
  35. The act of transferring.
  36. A place, method, or means of transfer.
  37. The removal or conveyance or a thing from one place or person to another; conveyance of a right or title; that which is transferred; a soldier transferred from one company to another.
  38. To convey or remove from one place or person to another; to make over; to convey, as a right; to produce by impression.
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Usage examples for transfer

  1. He had passed from the subject of the doctor and Joyce Meredith to Bobby Smart who had obtained a transfer to a distant station on the railway, and was rejoiced that he would soon see the last of Mrs. Fox with whom he was " fed up." – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  2. While the transfer was being made a British horseman, with an order to the officers to hold the prisoner, dashed up to the group and delivered his message. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  3. They now paced the deck of the schooner, side by side, for fully an hour, during which time the price of the vessel, the means, and the mode of payment and transfer, were fully settled between them. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  4. Surely it will be better to transfer these debts to Holland. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  5. When in camp near Fredericksburg Jackson was asked to transfer certain field- pieces, which had belonged to his old division, to another portion of the command. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  6. Since the transfer of this child is an educational problem, he reports the matter to the assistant superintendent in charge of the district. – Health Work in the Public Schools by Leonard P. Ayres and May Ayres
  7. It was to prevent the transfer of my own quarrel to another's shoulders that Abdul and I stopped off to question them. – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  8. Although you have talked like a candid man, I do not believe I could transfer sufficient confidence to the family to induce them to come unless I should see him, as they charged me over and again. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  9. Zapp cried in alarm, " transfer back that five hundred dollars after what Feigenbaum tells us?" – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  10. To- morrow the last business of the transfer is to be completed, to- night's loss will fall on the Grandon family. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  11. And yet while Dirk lived how could he possibly persuade her to transfer her affections to himself? – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  12. Lie number one, Hawksworth thought: you forced him to order my transfer here. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  13. And why didn't you use your transfer? – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  14. In particular- and it was here that the conflict was destined to rage- the President called for the transfer to the Interstate Commerce Commission of the power to determine the rates which the roads should be allowed to charge. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  15. Certainly, there could be no better or less- suspected hiding- place, but this was just where the trouble came in for the heirs, in whose interest the books were vainly searched and shaken, when the transfer of the library from the old to its new quarters was accomplished. – The Best Ghost Stories by Various
  16. Your attention was at the last session invited to the necessity of additional legislative provisions in respect to the collection, safe- keeping, and transfer of the public money. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  17. If, now, you would transfer a little at your generosity to him-" " I don't know him very well, but if you speak well of him that is enough. – Walter Sherwood's Probation by Horatio Alger
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