noun qual·i·fi·er \-ˌfī(-ə)r\

: a person or team that has defeated others to enter a competition

: a game or contest that a person or team must win in order to enter a particular competition

grammar : a word (such as an adjective or adverb) or phrase that describes another word or group of words

Full Definition of QUALIFIER

:  one that qualifies: as
a :  one that satisfies requirements or meets a specified standard
b :  a word (as an adjective) or word group that limits or modifies the meaning of another word (as a noun) or word group

Examples of QUALIFIER

  1. She's one of the qualifiers for the tournament.
  2. She'll be playing in the tournament this year after winning the qualifier.

First Known Use of QUALIFIER



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