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English noun: transfer

1. transfer (act) the act of moving something from one location to another

Synonymsconveyance, transferral, transport, transportation

Broader (hypernym)movement

Narrower (hyponym)airlift, bringing, carry, connection, connexion, delivery, drive, lift, lighterage, relocation, resettlement, teleportation, transshipment

Part holonympickup

2. transfer (person) someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another

SamplesThe best student was a transfer from LSU.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

3. transfer (act) the act of transfering something from one form to another

SamplesThe transfer of the music from record to tape suppressed much of the background noise.


Broader (hypernym)change of state

4. transfer (communication) a ticket that allows a passenger to change conveyances

Broader (hypernym)ticket

5. transfer (cognition) application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation

Synonymscarry-over, transfer of training

Broader (hypernym)acquisition, learning

Narrower (hyponym)generalisation, generalization, stimulus generalisation, stimulus generalization

6. transfer (act) transferring ownership


Broader (hypernym)dealing, dealings, transaction

Narrower (hyponym)alienation, conveyance, conveyance of title, conveyancing, conveying, lease-lend, lend-lease, quitclaim, secularisation, secularization

English verb: transfer

1. transfer (social) transfer somebody to a different position or location of work


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate

Narrower (hyponym)exchange, second

2. transfer (possession) move from one place to another

SamplesTransfer the data.
Transmit the news.
Transfer the patient to another hospital.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)carry, charge, commit, communicate, convey, download, export, FTP, get off, import, institutionalise, institutionalize, load, mail, offload, offset, post, post, send, send, send, send off, spool, translocate, transmit, upload

3. transfer (motion) lift and reset in another soil or situation

SamplesTransplant the young rice plants.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace

Verb grouptransplant

4. transfer (motion) move around

SamplesTransfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)bunker, carry, carry forward, carry over, remove, shuffle, shunt, transfer, translocate, transpose, transship

5. transfer (possession) cause to change ownership

SamplesI transferred my stock holdings to my children.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s to somebody.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Narrower (hyponym)alien, alienate, assign, change, convey, demise, desacralize, distribute, exchange, give, give, hand, interchange, negociate, pass, pass on, reach, secularize, turn over

Entaildisplace, move

Causechange hands, change owners

6. transfer (motion) change from one vehicle or transportation line to another

SamplesShe changed in Chicago on her way to the East coast.

ExamplesThey transfer


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

7. transfer (contact) send from one person or place to another

SamplesTransmit a message.

ExamplesThey transfer the parcel to their parents

Synonymschannel, channelise, channelize, transmit, transport

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)bring, convey, fetch, get, project, propagate, release, send, send out, translate, turn

8. transfer (motion) shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes

SamplesHe removed his children to the countryside.
Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city.
Remove a case to another court.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)shift, transfer

9. transfer (change) transfer from one place or period to another

SamplesThe ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America.

Synonymstransplant, transpose

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)shift

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