transfertrans‧fer1 /trænsˈfɜː $ -ˈfɜːr/ ●●○S3W3AWL verb (transferred, transferring)1move to different place etc [intransitive, transitive]MOVE something OR somebody to move from one place, school, job etc to another, or to make someone do this, especially within the same organizationtransfer (from something) to somethingSwod transferred from MI6 to the Security Service.transfer somebody (from something) to somethingThey’re transferring him to a special unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.You’ll be transferred to the Birmingham office.2put something in different place [intransitive, transitive] formalMOVE something OR somebody to move from one place to another, or to move something from one place to anothertransfer (from something) to somethingThe exhibition transfers to York City Art Gallery on 23rd January.transfer something (from something) to somethingTransfer the meat to warm plates.3sports person [transitive] to sell a sports player to another teamHe was transferred for a fee of £8 million.4money [transitive]BF to move money from one account or institution to anothertransfer something (from something) to somethingI’d like to transfer $500 to my checking account.5 →transfer your affections/loyalty/allegiance etc6skill/idea/quality [intransitive, transitive] if a skill, idea, or quality transfers from one situation to another, or if you transfer it, it can be used in the new situationIdeas that work well in one school often don’t transfer well to another.
7 →transfer power/responsibility/control (to somebody)8phone [transitive] to connect the call of someone who has telephoned you to someone else’s telephone so that that person can speak to themHold on one moment while I transfer your call.9property [transitive] lawSCL to officially give property or land to someone else10travel [intransitive, transitive]TT to change from one bus, plane etc to another while you are travelling, or arrange for someone to do thisYou will be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel.11information/music [transitive]TCR to copy recorded information, music etc from one system to anotherTransfer the files onto a memory stick.12disease [transitive] if a disease is transferred from one person or animal to another, the second person or animal begins to have the disease syn passtransfer something (from somebody/something) to somebody/somethingIt is unlikely that the disease will be transferred from animals to humans. —transferable adjectivetransferable skills —transferability /trænsˌfɜːrəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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transfer• Could I transfer $500 from my savings to my checking account?• Like all the tunnelling company commanders, he was a regularengineer who had been transferred.• I must have lost my luggage when we transferred.• Or a trade may be used not to do new business, but to transfer a creditbalance between accounts.• Sometimes the contract provides that ownership will be transferred at some later date.• Katya braced herself and transferred her being over the fibre-optic cable.• Fed up with the disastrousperformances of the team he'd been watching for years, he transferred his support to their rivals.• The assets were transferred into his wife's name.• The fly transferred itself from Marian's hand to Allen's forehead but it did not disturb him and he slept.• The military government is refusing to transfer power to a democratically electedcivilian government.• I need to transfer some money from my savings account to my checking account.• One option would be to transfer Struthers from London to New York.• Transfer the mixture to a heavy cooking pan and add all remainingingredients.• The generals are transferring their allegiance to their new leader.• The train broke down so we transferred to a bus.• In 1923 the ownership of the forest was transferred to a richDutch family.• Harding has been transferred to Albany prison, where he will complete his sentence.• Davidson transferred to another department last October.• These are transferred to DivisionB, which assembles the finished product and sells it to the public.• The design is transferred to the loom and woven into the carpet.• If you take the bus, you'll have to transfer twice.• Ideas that work in one school often don't transfer well to another.• Gently jog forwards and backwards, transferring your weight from one leg to the other.transfer (from something) to something• She lifted the clothes out of the pot on the end of the pole and transferred them to a fresh-water butt to rinse.• Brownduck on all sides, then transfer meat to a platter.• Or, we can automatically re-invest the originalsum and transfer the interest to another account.• The diverstransfer under pressure to complete the decompression profile.• Similarly, one involving transfer from ligand tometal is called a reductive charge-transfer transition.• With a slottedutensil, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.• The gift is an irreversibletransfer from ourselves to the second selves.• Air Express includes return escortedcoachtransfer from airport direct to your Amsterdam hotel.transfer (from something) to something• She lifted the clothes out of the pot on the end of the pole and transferred them to a fresh-water butt to rinse.• Brown duck on all sides, then transfer meat to a platter.• Or, we can automatically re-invest the original sum and transfer the interest to another account.• The divers transfer under pressure to complete the decompression profile.• Similarly, one involving transfer from ligand to metal is called a reductive charge-transfer transition.• With a slotted utensil, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.• The gift is an irreversible transfer from ourselves to the second selves.• Air Express includes return escorted coach transfer from airport direct to your Amsterdam hotel.
transfer something (from something) to something• By comparison, older Pentium computers are surrounded by chips that can transfer data at up to 50 megabytes per second.• Differences rapidly emerged, with Sigua and Iosseliani disagreeing over the time-scale for the transfer of power to a civilian government.• Prince Charles, he says, hates being recognised in public and has transferred these emotions tobuildings.• As he transferred the blade clumsily to his left hand, he knew he wouldn't make it.• Degree of transfer is not easy to measure and needs to be carefully defined.• If Henry failed to abide by these terms his barons were to transfer their allegiance to Philip and Richard.• I almost made a fatalmistake when she asked me to transfer the call to the Oval Office.• LordBullock further suggests that he may even have been reluctant to transfer this particular responsibility to the United States.transfer something (from somebody/something) to somebody/something• By comparison, older Pentium computers are surrounded by chips that can transfer data at up to 50 megabytes per second.• Differences rapidly emerged, with Sigua and Iosseliani disagreeing over the time-scale for the transfer of power to a civilian government.• Prince Charles, he says, hates being recognised in public and has transferred these emotions to buildings.• As he transferred the blade clumsily to his left hand, he knew he wouldn't make it.• Degree of transfer is not easy to measure and needs to be carefully defined.• If Henry failed to abide by these terms his barons were to transfer their allegiance to Philip and Richard.• I almost made a fatal mistake when she asked me to transfer the call to the Oval Office.• Lord Bullock further suggests that he may even have been reluctant to transfer this particular responsibility to the United States.
transfertrans‧fer2 /ˈtrænsfɜː $ -fɜːr/ ●●○W3AWL noun1a)[countable, uncountable]MOVE something OR somebodyJOB/WORK the process by which someone or something moves or is moved from one place, job etc to anothertransfer ofthe transfer of assets within a group of companiestransfer toPenny’s applied for a transfer to head office.electronic data transferb)[countable]JOB/WORKMOVE something OR somebody someone or something that has been moved in this way2 →transfer of power3[countable] the act of changing from one bus, aircraft etc to another while travellingGetting there often means a couple of transfers on a bus line.4[countable] especially British EnglishAV a drawing, pattern etc that can be stuck or printed onto a surfacesyn decal American English5[countable] especially American EnglishTT a ticket that allows a passenger to change from one bus, train etc to another without paying more money
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transfer• It is important to note that government purchases and transfers have significantly different impacts upon the allocation of resources.• After that - or if there are no such candidates - transfers come into operation, entailing freshcounts.• Most of the bills are paid by electronictransfer.• The facilities for e-mail, filetransfers and newsgroupmessages are the equal of most Internetsoftwarepackages on the market.• a job transfer• The outcome of nucleartransfer can vary a great deal, depending on which of these courses is followed.• In contrast, government spending on transferpayments is primarily concerned with equity and incomeredistribution.• The transfer of power was effected swiftly and peacefully.• The transfer of corporate ownership through the sale of stock will not disrupt the continuity of the corporation.• This transfer of resources has been recycled into higher investment and the stock market boom.transfer to• Halfway through the first year, he transferred to Berkeley.• He quickly transferred his loyalty from the old government to the new.• Republicans want to transfer more power back to the states.From Longman Business Dictionarytransfertrans‧fer1 /trænsˈfɜː-ˈfɜːr/ verb (transferred, transferring)1[transitive]FINANCE to move money or investments from one account or institution to anotherCustomers cantransfer money instantly, using the bank’s automated machines.One reason investors transfer annuities is to get a higher level of benefit.2[transitive] to move something from one place or position to anotherProduction from both units will be transferred to other centres.Brazil is in the process of transferring its state-owned mills to private ownership.3[intransitive, transitive]HUMAN RESOURCES to move from one place or job to another, or to arrange for someone to do thisThe company transferred hundreds of jobs to Mexico.Ms. Martin transferred from Houston to her current job in Los Angeles after being promised promotion.4[transitive] to pass a telephone call from one telephone to another, or computer files from one computer to anotherHold on, let me transfer you.The technology will be very useful to companies that routinelytransfer documents electronically.→ See Verb tabletransfertrans‧fer2 /ˈtrænsfɜː-fɜːr/ noun [countable, uncountable]1the process by which someone or something is moved from one place or position to anotherThe cuts will be achieved through a combination of layoffs, retirements andjob transfers. →file transfer2a change in the ownership of money, property etc from one person or organization to another, or the arrangements for doing thisThe legal environment forshare transfers in Russia is still unclear.The Land Registry records everyproperty transfer. →bank transfer →blank transfer →cable transfer →capital transfer →credit transfer →telegraphic transfer →wireless transfer →wire transfer → see alsodeed of transfer