B1 [T] to move someone or something from one place, vehicle, person, or group to another: He has been transferred to a psychiatric hospital. She transferred her gun from its shoulder holster to her handbag. We were transferred from one bus into another. Police are investigating how £20 million was illegally transferred from/out of the trust's bank account. The aim is to transfer power/control/responsibility to self-governing regional councils.› to arrange for someone to answer phone calls received on one telephone on another telephone: I'll be upstairs, so could you transfer my phone calls up there, please?B2 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to change to a different job, team, place of work, etc., or to make someone do this: After a year he transferred to University College, Dublin. My employer wanted to transfer me to another department. Some very high-profile players have transferred to clubs abroad. He threatened to give up playing if his club didn't transfer him (= sell him to another team).› [T] to make something the legal property of another person: She transferred the house to her daughter before she died.
› [T] LAW to make something the legal property of another person: transfer sth to sb Married couples do not have to pay this tax if property is transferred from one to the other after death.
› [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.