qualifier


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

qual·i·fi·er

 (kwŏl′ə-fī′ər)
n.
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.

qualifier

(ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪə)
n
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)

n.
1. a person or thing that qualifies.
2. a word, as an adverb or adjective, that qualifies or limits the meaning of another; modifier.
[1555–65]
modifier, qualifier - A word or phrase that limits or qualifies the sense of another is a modifier or qualifier.
See also related terms for limits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
content word, open-class word - a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned
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
dangling modifier, misplaced modifier - a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'
Translations

qualifier

[ˈkwɒlɪfaɪəʳ] N
1. (Sport) (= person) → clasificado/a m/f; (= match, heat, round) → eliminatoria f
2. (Gram) → calificador m

qualifier

[ˈkwɒlɪfaɪər] n
(= game, match) → éliminatoire f
a World Cup qualifier → une éliminatoire de la Coupe du Monde
(= athlete) → athlète mf qualifié(e) (= team) → équipe f qualifiée
(GRAMMAR)qualificatif m

qualifier

n
(Sport: = person having qualified) → Qualifikant(in) m(f)
(Sport: = qualifying match etc) → Qualifikationsspiel nt, → Ausscheidungskampf m

qualifier

[ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪəʳ] n (Gram) → aggettivo qualificativo (Sport) → chi si è qualificato/a
References in periodicals archive ?
Rooney had toiled throughout the Euro 2016 qualifier against the Swiss but eventually found the net from the penalty spot in the 84th minute after Raheem Sterling was fouled in the box.
Talking to reporter, a PFF official said to win the qualifier all players should trust and support each other.
Group A: Mumbai Indians (India), Highveld Lions (South Africa), Perth Scorchers (Australia), Rajasthan Royals (India), Q1 (Qualifier)
Open qualifier Monday at Portland Golf Club, shooting 69 to advance out of a field that included several of his players.
LONDON, (SANA) -- Syrian rider Ahmad Hamcho reached the second qualifier of the equestrian individual jumping event in the London Olympics.
Qualifiers are been held at the SQ Club, in Whitefriars Lane, Coventry, for local darts players to win a place in the Sunday Showdown to play against Colin Osbourne, Andy Hamilton, Kevin Painter, Andy Smith, Jamie Caven and locals Steve Hine and Nigel Heydon The first qualifier is on Sunday with others to follow on May 1, May 22 and June 5 with two players from each going through to the main event on the stage in front of an audience of enthusiastic darts fans on Sunday, June 26.
Former qualifiers Glen Durrant and Adie Welsh had a safe passage to the final qualifier on May 8, also at Hull, where they will be joined by Hartlepool's Paul Jennings, who is fresh from his win at the Northumberland Open.
An Olympic qualifier has a 3- star status -- a newly introduced star- based system of approval for events seeking to benefit from the International Boxing Association ( AIBA) assistance.
THREE Midland amateurs were among the ten players to succeed in the Regional Qualifier for the Open at Enville.
RANGERS manager Walter Smith is hoping the home draw in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifier represents an "omen" for more European glory this season.
THE GAA will introduce a preliminary round qualifier tie for the first time if Offaly beat Dublin today.
The Slovakian FA have confirmed the home ground of Spartak Trvana will be the venue for the European qualifier on September 12.