Definition of transfer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtrænsfɜː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænsfɜːr//
    Soccer, Train and bus travel
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    change of place/job/situation
  1. 1  [uncountable, countable] the act of moving somebody/something from one place, group or job to another; an occasion when this happens electronic data transfer the transfer of currency from one country to another He has asked for a transfer to the company's Paris branch. After the election there was a swift transfer of power.
  2. in sport
  3. 2[uncountable, countable] the act of moving a sports player from one club or team to another It was the first goal he had scored since his transfer from Chelsea. a transfer fee to be on the transfer list (= available to join another club) See related entries: Soccer
  4. change of vehicle
  5. 3[uncountable, countable] an act of changing to a different place, vehicle or route when you are travelling The transfer from the airport to the hotel is included in the price.
  6. train/bus ticket
  7. 4[countable] (North American English) a ticket that allows a passenger to continue their journey on another bus or train See related entries: Train and bus travel
  8. picture
  9. 5[countable] (especially British English) (usually North American English decal) a picture or design that can be removed from a piece of paper and stuck onto a surface, for example by being pressed or heated
  10. psychology
  11. 6[uncountable] (psychology) the process of using behaviour which has already been learned in one situation in a new situation see also language transfer
  12. Word Originlate Middle English (as a verb): from French transférer or Latin transferre, from trans- ‘across’ + ferre ‘to bear’. The earliest use of the noun (late 17th cent.) was as a legal term in the sense ‘conveyance of property’.Extra examples Her boss recommended a permanent transfer overseas. His club have given him a free transfer. I did a file transfer from one PC to another. Only the owner can make a transfer of goods. The law schools accept a large number of second-year transfer students. The war caused a massive transfer of population. There has been a net transfer of lower-paid people away from the inner cities. data transfer rates of 6.4 GB per second the smooth transfer of power to the new government the transfer of power/​sovereignty the transfer of property between private buyers
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