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1. One that qualifies, especially one that has or fulfills all appropriate qualifications, as for a position, office, or task.
2. Grammar A word or phrase that qualifies, limits, or modifies the meaning of another word or phrase.
1. a person or thing that qualifies, esp a contestant in a competition who wins a preliminary heat or contest and so earns the right to take part in the next round
2. (General Sporting Terms) a preliminary heat or contest
3. (Grammar) grammar another word for modifier1
qual•i•fi•er(ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪ ər)
1. a person or thing that qualifies.
2. a word, as an adverb or adjective, that qualifies or limits the meaning of another; modifier.
See also related terms for limits.
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|Noun||1.||qualifier - 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"|
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
|2.||qualifier - a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb|
phrase - an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
adjective - a word that expresses an attribute of something
adverb - a word that modifies something other than a noun