transfer-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: cause to move from one location, context, or situation to another

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] TRANSFER NP2[target] PP[location]

He transferred the money from his trousers pocket to his jacket pocket.
Please transfer the data from the mainframe to this laptop computer.
She transferred the plants from breakable pots to plastic containers.
The themes transferred from classic myth to future settings are always the psychological ones. (context)
Outside calls may be transferred to someone else within our system.
When your child reaches the age of maturity, control of the account is transferred to him or her.
The political power in their country was peacefully transferred from a monarchy to a parliamentary democracy.
The Harper Court Foundation transferred ownership of its 40-year-old shopping center to another non-profit in December.

VerbNet: contribute-13.2-2,send-11.1
FrameNet: Tranfer
PropBank: transfer.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9

Sense Number 2: relocate oneself or something to a different institution

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] TRANSFER NP2[human] PP NP1[human] TRANSFER PP (PP[location])
NOTE: the focus is on switching institutions, which also entails changing physical location, but the institutiional switch is the core implication of this sense.

He transferred the children to a private school.
I was transferred to headquarters in Houston.
The murder case was transferred to the Illinois State Police.
The US Army abandoned Fort Lyon in 1897 and its troops were transferred elsewhere.
I transferred to Boston College in the fall of 2003.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Change_tool
PropBank: transfer.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 8

Sense Number 3: make a scheduled change in transportation lines or vehicle

The luggage was there when we transferred planes in Newark. (from one plane to another)
Then I transferred in Tokyo for another long flight to Bangkok.
We transferred trains with five minutes to spare.
If your flight transferred in New York, did you have to transfer from Kennedy to La Guardia or Newa

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6