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TRANSFER (transferred, transferring)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does transfer mean? 

TRANSFER (noun)
  The noun TRANSFER has 6 senses:

1. the act of moving something from one location to another
2. someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
3. the act of transfering something from one form to another
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
6. transferring ownership

  Familiarity information: TRANSFER used as a noun is common.


TRANSFER (verb)
  The verb TRANSFER has 9 senses:

1. move around
2. transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
3. move from one place to another
4. lift and reset in another soil or situation
5. cause to change ownership
6. change from one vehicle or transportation line to another
7. send from one person or place to another
8. shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
9. transfer from one place or period to another

  Familiarity information: TRANSFER used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSFER (noun)


Sense 1transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving something from one location to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

transfer; transferral; transportation; conveyance

Hypernyms ("transfer" is a kind of...):

movement (the act of changing the location of something)

Meronyms (parts of "transfer"):

pickup (the act of taking aboard passengers or freight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transfer"):

transshipment (the transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment)

teleportation (a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another)

relocation; resettlement (the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind))

lighterage (the transportation of goods on a lighter)

carry (the act of carrying something)

drive (the act of driving a herd of animals overland)

bringing; delivery (the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail))

connection; connexion (shifting from one form of transportation to another)

airlift; lift (transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable))


Sense 2transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

transfer; transferee

Context example:

the best student was a transfer from LSU

Hypernyms ("transfer" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


Sense 3transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of transfering something from one form to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

transfer; transference

Context example:

the transfer of the music from record to tape suppressed much of the background noise

Hypernyms ("transfer" is a kind of...):

change of state (the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics)


Sense 4transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("transfer" is a kind of...):

ticket (a commercial document showing that the holder is entitled to something (as to ride on public transportation or to enter a public entertainment))


Sense 5transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

carry-over; transfer of training; transfer

Hypernyms ("transfer" is a kind of...):

acquisition; learning (the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transfer"):

generalisation; generalization; stimulus generalisation; stimulus generalization ((psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus)


Sense 6transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transferring ownership

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

transference; transfer

Hypernyms ("transfer" is a kind of...):

dealing; dealings; transaction (the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "transfer"):

secularisation; secularization (transfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession)

lease-lend; lend-lease (the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common cause)

quitclaim (act of transferring a title or right or claim to another)

conveyance; conveyance of title; conveyancing; conveying (act of transferring property title from one person to another)

alienation ((law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another)


TRANSFER (verb)


Sense 1transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move around

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

transfer; shift

Context example:

transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket

Hypernyms (to "transfer" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "transfer"):

translocate (transfer (a chromosomal segment) to a new position)

remove; transfer (shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes)

carry forward; carry over (transfer from one time period to the next)

bunker (transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse)

transship (transfer for further transportation from one ship or conveyance to another)

shuffle (move about, move back and forth)

carry (transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication)

shunt (transfer to another track, of trains)

transpose (transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer somebody to a different position or location of work

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

reassign; transfer

Hypernyms (to "transfer" is one way to...):

assign; delegate; depute; designate (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "transfer"):

second (transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment)

exchange (hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 3transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move from one place to another

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context examples:

transfer the data / transmit the news / transfer the patient to another hospital

Hypernyms (to "transfer" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "transfer"):

spool (transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage)

download (transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location)

upload (transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location)

charge; commit; institutionalise; institutionalize; send (cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution)

translocate (move from one place to another, especially of wild animals)

FTP (use the file transfer protocol to transfer data from one computer to another)

carry; post (transfer (entries) from one account book to another)

offload (transfer to a peripheral device, of computer data)

port (transfer data from one computer to another via a cable that links connecting ports)

offset (cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface)

communicate; convey; transmit (transfer to another)

get off; send; send off (transfer)

mail; post; send (cause to be directed or transmitted to another place)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lift and reset in another soil or situation

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

transplant; transfer

Context example:

Transplant the young rice plants

Hypernyms (to "transfer" is one way to...):

displace; force out (force to move)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 5transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to change ownership

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

I transferred my stock holdings to my children

"Transfer" entails doing...:

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Cause:

change hands; change owners (be transferred to another owner)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "transfer"):

distribute (make available)

change; exchange; interchange (give to, and receive from, one another)

give; hand; pass; pass on; reach; turn over (place into the hands or custody of)

assign (transfer one's right to)

desacralize; secularize (transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control)

convey (transmit a title or property)

negociate (transfer by endorsement to another in return for value received)

alien; alienate (transfer property or ownership)

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s to somebody
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Sense 6transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

transfer; change

Context example:

She changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast

Hypernyms (to "transfer" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

They transfer


Sense 7transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Send from one person or place to another

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

channelize; channelise; channel; transmit; transport; transfer

Context example:

transmit a message

Hypernyms (to "transfer" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "transfer"):

send; send out (to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place)

release; turn (let (something) fall or spill a container)

translate (bring to a certain spiritual state)

propagate (transmit)

project (transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another)

bring; convey; fetch; get (go or come after and bring or take back)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

They transfer the parcel to their parents


Sense 8transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

remove; transfer

Context examples:

He removed his children to the countryside / Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city / remove a case to another court

Hypernyms (to "transfer" is one way to...):

shift; transfer (move around)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 9transfer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer from one place or period to another

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

transpose; transplant; transfer

Context example:

The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America

Hypernyms (to "transfer" is one way to...):

shift (move from one setting or context to another)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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