transfer Definition

  • 1to move from one place to another
  • 2to change from one form or medium to another
  • 3to make over the possession or control of something to someone else

Using transfer: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "transfer" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to transfer money from my savings account to my checking account.

  • Example

    The patient was transferred to a different hospital for specialized treatment.

  • Example

    The company is transferring me to their office in London.

transfer Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for transfer

Idioms Using transfer

  • the application of knowledge or skills learned in one context to a different context


    The teacher encouraged transfer of learning by connecting new concepts to previous lessons.

  • a location where waste materials are transferred from one vehicle or container to another for transport to a final disposal site


    The city built a new transfer station to improve waste management.

  • transfer pricing

    the practice of setting prices for goods or services sold between different units of the same company in different countries, often for tax purposes


    The company was investigated for transfer pricing practices that reduced their tax liability.

Phrases with transfer

  • the act of giving control or authority to someone else


    The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of democracy.

  • a student who moves from one school to another


    The university has a high number of transfer students from community colleges.

  • a period of time during which professional sports teams can buy and sell players


    The transfer window for European soccer leagues opens in the summer and winter.

Origins of transfer

from Latin 'transferre', meaning 'to carry across'


Summary: transfer in Brief

The verb 'transfer' [ˈtrænsfər] means to move from one place to another, change form or medium, or make over possession or control. It can refer to physical movement, such as 'The patient was transferred to a different hospital,' or abstract concepts like 'transfer of power.' The term extends into idioms like 'transfer pricing,' referring to setting prices for goods or services sold between different units of the same company in different countries.

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