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Definitions of transferred



past participle of verb, past tense of verb

  1. See transfer




 (trænsˈfɜː , -fers -ferring or -ferred
  1. to change or go or cause to change or go from one thing, person, or point to another   ⇒  ■ they transferred from the Park Hotel to the Imperial,   ⇒  ■ she transferred her affections to her dog
  2. to change (buses, trains, etc)
  3. (law) to make over (property, etc) to another; convey
  4. to displace (a drawing, design, etc) from one surface to another
  5. (of a football player, esp a professional) to change clubs or (of a club, manager, etc) to sell or release (a player) to another club
  6. to leave one school, college, etc, and enrol at another
  7. to change (the meaning of a word, etc), esp by metaphorical extension



  1. the act, process, or system of transferring, or the state of being transferred
    1. a person or thing that transfers or is transferred
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒  ■ a transfer student
  2. a design or drawing that is transferred from one surface to another, as by ironing a printed design onto cloth
  3. (law) the passing of title to property or other right from one person to another by act of the parties or by operation of law; conveyance
  4. (finance)
    1. the act of transferring the title of ownership to shares or registered bonds in the books of the issuing enterprise
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒  ■ transfer deed,   ⇒  ■ transfer form
  5. any document or form effecting or regulating a transfer
  6. (mainly US & and Canadian) a ticket that allows a passenger to change routes

Derived Forms

transˈferable, or transˈferrable  adjective
ˌtransferaˈbility  noun

Word Origin

C14: from Latin transferre, from trans- + ferre to carry


View thesaurus entry
= hand over, give, commit, surrender, pass on, transmit, convey, assign, divert, turn over, relinquish, entrust, consign, devolve, make over, cede, redirect, sign over
= transference, move, removal, handover, change, shift, transmission, translation, displacement, relocation, transposition
= move, sale, switch, handover, relocation, movement

Example Sentences Including 'transferred'

Without telling anyone, he had already transferred the bulk of his money to a bank in Liechtenstein.
Jon Cleary YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
This time she was transferred to three junior functionaries in a row.
Kippax, Frank The Scar
Born in Hamburg in 1968, her father, Karl Reuter, was a police officer who had transferred to Hamburg from Stuttgart.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)


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