trænsˈfɜː(r) ; trænsˈfɜːrtransferring, transferred
to new place1 [intransitive, transitive] to move from one place to another; to move something/somebody from one place to anothertransfer (from…) (to…) The film studio is transferring to Hollywood. (especially North American English) If I spend a semester in Madrid, will my credits transfer?transfer something/somebody (from…) (to…) How can I transfer money from my bank account to his?The patient was transferred to another hospital. (especially North American English) I couldn't transfer all my credits from junior college.
to new job/school/situation2 [intransitive, transitive] to move from one job, school, situation, etc. to another; to arrange for somebody to movetransfer (from…) (to…) Children usually transfer to secondary school at 11 or 12.He transferred to UCLA after his freshman year.transfer somebody (from…) (to…) Ten employees are being transferred from the sales department.
feeling/disease/power3 [transitive, intransitive] transfer (something) (from…) (to…) if you transfer a feeling, a disease, or power, etc, or if it transfers from one person to another, the second person has it, often instead of the firstJoe had already transferred his affections from Lisa to Cleo.I decided to transfer my loyalty to my local team.This disease is rarely transferred from mother to baby (= so that the baby has it as well as the mother).
property4 [transitive] transfer something (to somebody) to officially arrange for something to belong to somebody else or for somebody else to control something
Synonymsign overHe transferred the property to his son.