transfer

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin trānsferō (I bear across).

Verb[edit]

transfer (third-person singular simple present transfers, present participle transferring, simple past and past participle transferred)

  1. (transitive) To move or pass from one place, person or thing to another.
    to transfer the laws of one country to another; to transfer suspicion
  2. (transitive) To convey the impression of (something) from one surface to another.
    to transfer drawings or engravings to a lithographic stone
  3. (intransitive) To be or become transferred.
  4. (transitive, law) To arrange for something to belong to or be officially controlled by somebody else.
    The title to land is transferred by deed.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (move or pass from one place/person/thing to another): carry over, move, onpass
  • (convey impression of from one surface to another): copy, transpose
  • (to be or become transferred):

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Noun[edit]

transfer (countable and uncountable, plural transfers)

  1. (uncountable) The act of conveying or removing something from one place, person or thing to another.
  2. (countable) An instance of conveying or removing from one place, person or thing to another; a transferal.
    • 2012 December 1, “An internet of airborne things”, The Economist, volume 405, number 8813, page 3 (Technology Quarterly): 
      A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.
  3. (countable) A design conveyed by contact from one surface to another; a heat transfer.
  4. A soldier removed from one troop, or body of troops, and placed in another.
  5. (medicine) A pathological process by 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.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • In the United Kingdom education system the noun is used to define a move from one school to another, for example from primary school to secondary school. Contrast with transition which is used to define any move within or between schools, for example, a move from one year group to the next.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English

Noun[edit]

transfer m (invariable)

  1. transport
  2. transfer (tourist, e.g. airport to hotel)

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

trānsfer

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of trānsferō

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /trǎnsfeːr/
  • Hyphenation: trans‧fer

Noun[edit]

trànsfēr m (Cyrillic spelling тра̀нсфе̄р)

  1. transfer
  2. transport

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