[syn: transfer, transpose, transplant]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Transfer \Trans*fer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transferred; p. pr.
& vb. n. Transferring.] [L. transferre; trans across, over
+ ferre to bear: cf. F. transf['e]rer. See Bear to carry.]
1. 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
2. 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.
3. To remove from one substance or surface to another; as, to
transfer drawings or engravings to a lithographic stone.
Syn: To sell; give; alienate; estrange; sequester.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Transfer \Trans"fer\, n.
1. The act of transferring, or the state of being
transferred; the removal or conveyance of a thing from one
place or person to another.
2. (Law) The conveyance of right, title, or property, either
real or personal, from one person to another, whether by
sale, by gift, or otherwise.
I shall here only consider it as a transfer of
3. That which is transferred. Specifically:
(a) 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. --Fairholt.
(b) A drawing or writing printed off from one surface on
another, as in ceramics and in many decorative arts.
(c) (Mil.) A soldier removed from one troop, or body of
troops, and placed in another.
4. (Med.) 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.
Transfer day, one of the days fixed by the Bank of England
for the transfer, free of charge, of bank stock and
government funds. These days are the first five business
days in the week before three o'clock. Transfers may be
made on Saturdays on payment of a fee of 2s. 6d.
Transfer office, an office or department where transfers of
stocks, etc., are made.
Transfer paper, a prepared paper used by draughtsmen,
engravers, lithographers, etc., for transferring
Transfer table. (Railroad) Same as Traverse table. See
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of moving something from one location to another
[syn: transportation, transport, transfer,
2: someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to
another; "the best student was a transfer from LSU" [syn:
3: 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" [syn: transfer,
4: a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances
5: application of a skill learned in one situation to a
different but similar situation [syn: transfer, transfer
of training, carry-over]
6: transferring ownership [syn: transfer, transference]
v 1: transfer somebody to a different position or location of
work [syn: transfer, reassign]
2: move from one place to another; "transfer the data";
"transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another
3: lift and reset in another soil or situation; "Transplant the
young rice plants" [syn: transplant, transfer]
4: move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to
a pocket in his jacket" [syn: transfer, shift]
5: cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings
to my children"
6: change from one vehicle or transportation line to another;
"She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast" [syn:
7: send from one person or place to another; "transmit a
message" [syn: transmit, transfer, transport,
channel, channelize, channelise]
8: 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" [syn:
9: transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient
Greek story was transplanted into Modern America" [syn:
transfer, transpose, transplant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
197 Moby Thesaurus words for "transfer":
abalienate, accredit, alien, alienate, amortize, announcement,
apograph, assign, authorize, barter, bequeath, bring, broadcast,
carbon, carbon copy, carry, carry over, cart, cede, change, charge,
charter, circulate, come across with, commission, commit,
communicate, communication, conduction, confer, consign, contagion,
convection, convey, conveyance, deed, deed over, delegate, deliver,
deliver over, delivery, demise, deport, deportation, depute,
deputize, detach, detail, devolute, devolve, devolve upon,
diapedesis, diffuse, diffusion, disclosure, dislocate, dispense,
disseminate, dissemination, distribute, disturb, empower, enfeoff,
entrust, exchange, expel, export, exportation, expulsion,
extradite, extradition, feed, fiche, find, fork over, forward,
get across, get over, give, give in, give in charge, give out,
give over, give title to, give word, giving, hand, hand down,
hand forward, hand in, hand on, hand out, hand over, haul, impart,
impartation, imparting, impartment, import, importation,
interchange, leave word, license, make known, make over, manifold,
metastasis, metastasize, metathesis, metathesize, metempsychosis,
microcopy, microfiche, microform, migration, mission, move,
mutual transfer, negotiate, notification, osmosis, pass,
pass along, pass on, pass out, pass over, pass the buck, passage,
passing over, perfuse, perfusion, post, publication, reach,
recording, relay, relocate, remove, render, report, resign,
rubbing, sell, send, send out, send word, settle, settle on, share,
share with, sharing, shift, ship, sign away, sign over, signal,
spread, spreading, surrender, switch, take, tell, telling, tenor,
tracing, trade, transcript, transcription, transduction,
transfer of property, transfer property, transference, transfuse,
transfusion, transit, transition, translate, translation,
translocate, translocation, transmigration,
transmigration of souls, transmission, transmit, transmittal,
transmittance, transplace, transplacement, transplant,
transplantation, transport, transposal, transpose, transposition,
travel, turn over, warrant
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
1. data transfer.
2. transfer of control.
3. The movement of electronic mail between
servers by a Message Transfer Agent.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
TRANSFER, cont. The act by which the owner of a thing delivers it to another
person, with the intent of passing the rights which he has in it to the
2. It is a rule founded on the plainest dictates of common sense,
adopted in all systems of law, that no one can transfer a right to another
which he has not himself: nemo plus juris ad alienum transfers potest quam
ipse habet. Dig. 50, 17, 54 10 Pet. 161, 175; Co. Litt. 305.
3. To transfer means to change; for example, one may transfer a legacy,
either, 1st. By the change of the person of the legatee, as, I bequeath to
Primus a horse which I before bequeathed to Secundus. 2d. By the change of
the thing bequeathed, as, I bequeath to Tertius my History of the United
States instead of my copy of the Life of Washington. 3d. By the change of
the person who was bound to pay the legacy, as, I direct that the sun) of
one hundred dollars, which I directed should be charged upon my house which
I gave to Quartus, shall be paid by my executors.