Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “transfer”

transfer

noun
 
 
/ˈtrænsfɜːr/
[U] the process of moving someone or something from one place to another: Very little of the bank's business will be affected by the parent group's transfer of jobs to Asia. Technical problems were delaying the money transfer.
[C] an occasion when someone or something moves from one place to another: Many merchants who prefer electronic transfers to dealing with the paper checks. This account requires 14 days' notice for transfers out. He loved living there but had to sell because of a job transfer.
[U] LAW the act of making something the legal property of another person: You will need to pay a solicitor to handle the transfer of ownership of the property from the seller to you.
→ See also balance transfer, bank transfer, blank transfer, book transfer, cable transfer, capital transfer tax, credit transfer, deed of transfer, file transfer, telegraphic transfer, wireless transfer
(Definition of transfer noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of transfer?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “transfer” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More