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.
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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