(noun, verb)


1. the act of moving something from one location to another

Similar word(s): conveyance, transport, transportation

Definition categories: act, movement

2. someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another

- the best student was a transfer from LSU

Similar word(s): transferee

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

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

Similar word(s): transference

Definition categories: act

4. a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances

Definition categories: communication, ticket

5. application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation

Definition categories: thought, acquisition, learning

6. transferring ownership

Similar word(s): transference

Definition categories: act, dealing, dealings, transaction


1. transfer somebody to a different position or location of work

Similar word(s): reassign

Definition categories: social, assign, delegate, depute, designate

2. move from one place to another

- transfer the data

- transmit the news

- transfer the patient to another hospital

Definition categories: possession, displace, move

3. lift and reset in another soil or situation

- Transplant the young rice plants

Similar word(s): transplant

Definition categories: motion, displace

4. move around

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

Similar word(s): shift

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

5. cause to change ownership

- I transferred my stock holdings to my children

Definition categories: possession

6. change from one vehicle or transportation line to another

Similar word(s): change

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

7. send from one person or place to another

- transmit a message

Similar word(s): channel, channelise, channelize, transmit, transport

Definition categories: contact, displace, move

8. shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes

Similar word(s): remove

Definition categories: motion, shift, transfer

9. transfer from one place or period to another

- The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America

Similar word(s): transplant, transpose

Definition categories: change, shift

Sentences with transfer as a verb:

- to transfer the laws of one country to another; to transfer suspicion

- to transfer drawings or engravings to a lithographic stone

- The title to land is transferred by deed.