Definition of Qualifier

1. Noun. A contestant who meets certain requirements and so qualifies to take part in the next stage of competition. "The tournament was won by a late qualifier"

Generic synonyms: Contestant
Derivative terms: Qualify

2. Noun. A content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb.
Exact synonyms: Modifier
Generic synonyms: Content Word, Open-class Word
Group relationships: Phrase
Specialized synonyms: Intensifier, Intensive, Adjective, Adverb, Dangling Modifier, Misplaced Modifier
Derivative terms: Modify, Qualify

Definition of Qualifier

1. n. One who, or that which, qualifies; that which modifies, reduces, tempers or restrains.

Definition of Qualifier

1. Noun. A contestant who qualifies for a stage in a competition. ¹

2. Noun. A preliminary stage of a competition. ¹

3. Noun. A person who qualifies for something. ¹

4. Noun. (grammar) A word or phrase, such as an adjective or adverb, that describes or characterizes another word or phrase, such as a noun or verb; a modifier; that adds or subtracts attributes to another. ¹

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Definition of Qualifier

1. one that qualifies [n -S] - See also: qualifies

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Qualifier

qualified fee
qualified majority
qualified property
qualifier (current term)
qualifying adjective
qualifying facility
qualifying position
qualifying positions
qualitative alteration
qualitative analysis
qualitative research

Literary usage of Qualifier

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"... quartus, fourth ; see quartern. . sort. kind. — L. quali-s, of what sort. four-footed; quadruped-, stem of quadra- , qualify. ( F—L.) F. qualifier. ..."

2. The Denotation of Generic Terms in Ancient Indian Philosophy: Grammar, Nyāya by Peter M. Scharf (1996)
"Sabara says that no one can apprehend a qualified object without knowing its qualifier. If the general property serves to mark the individuals the word ..."

3. Dictionary of the French and English Languages by Gabriel Surenne (1856)
"... qualifier —, ive, adj. modifying, qualifying Modification, sf. modification, limitation Modifier, va. to modify, qualify, vary, Mitoyen, ne, ..."

4. SAS/SHARE(R) 9.1 User's Guide by SAS Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"When a two-level server name is specified in a PROC OPERATE or a LIBNAME statement and the high-level qualifier cannot be found as a network node, ..."

5. First Lessons in French by Baptiste Méras, Sigmon Martin Stern (1898)
"Pensif» est la forme pour qualifier un nom masculin, « pensive » pour un nom féminin. De même pour l'adjectif « vif—alive » . ..."

6. SAS/ACCESS(R) 9.1.3 for Relational Databases:: Reference, Third Edition by SAS Publishing (CRT), SAS Institute (2006)
"qualifier= Data Set Option Specifies the qualifier to use when you are reading database objects, such as DBMS tables and views Valid in: DATA and PROC steps ..."

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