qual·​i·​fi·​er | \ ˈkwä-lə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce qualifier (audio) \

Definition of qualifier

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

Examples of qualifier in a Sentence

She's one of the qualifiers for the tournament. She'll be playing in the tournament this year after winning the qualifier.
Recent Examples on the Web Grace finished at 2-under-par over the two rounds to claim one of six spots available in the Jupiter qualifier. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 June 2021 Turned down Croatia to play for the U.S. and made the first of 36 appearances with the national team in 2016, becoming, at 17, the youngest American to play in a World Cup qualifier. ... Kevin Baxter Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2021 And certainly not to lose days later 8-1 to Israel in the Europe-Africa Olympic qualifier. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 18 May 2021 Frazier's teammate in Cincinnati from 2011 to 2015, pitcher Homer Bailey, reportedly is expected to play for USA Baseball in the qualifier. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 14 May 2021 Other gymnasts scheduled to appear include fellow former Olympian Laurie Hernandez, Great Britain Olympic qualifier Danusia Francis, U.S. Olympic hopeful Morgan Hurd and former UCLA star Katelyn Ohashi. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 28 May 2021 Alonso was the fastest rookie qualifier and led 27 laps before retiring due to engine failure and finishing 24th. Nat Newell, The Indianapolis Star, 27 May 2021 Virginia Tech finished fourth in the ACC and like ASU is an at-large NCAA qualifier. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2021 Joe Godbey, Reading – Reading went undefeated in the conference during the regular season and following a sectional championship, was just 28 pins out from a team state qualifier. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 4 May 2021

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First Known Use of qualifier

1561, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of qualifier was in 1561

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19 Jun 2021

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“Qualifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/qualifier. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of qualifier

: 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

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