1 a recommendation to consult the (professional) person referred to; "this patient is a referral from Dr. Bones"
2 the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency)
- The act or process of transferring to another, of sending by
reference, or referring.
- The insurance company insists I get a referral from my regular doctor, I can't just go to the specialist, a doctor has to refer me.
Refer can mean: