Definition of qualifier in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkwäləˌfī(ə)r/


1A person or team that qualifies for a competition or its final rounds: he is now 14 and trying to become the youngest qualifier for a PGA Tour event
More example sentences
  • I watched both of the swimmers progress from age group athletes to junior championship qualifiers to national championship finalists.
  • English football had the most qualifiers through to the Second Round of the Champions League with those four aforementioned clubs.
  • He said Premiership teams would be put in one basket while the qualifiers from the fifth round would be in another basket.
1.1A match or contest to decide which individuals or teams qualify for a competition or its final rounds.
Example sentences
  • The venues for the final round of qualifiers will then be decided.
  • Azteca and many fans thought that Mexico had underachieved in its final four qualifiers, tying each match, including a scoreless draw with the U.S. in Mexico City.
  • They had previously finished fourth in the Concacaf final round qualifiers to earn a play-off against Bahrain.
2 Grammar A word or phrase, especially an adjective, used to attribute a quality to another word, especially a noun.
Example sentences
  • In fact, it figures frequently as a qualifier for the word ‘education’.
  • Use qualifiers to vary the meaning of a search phrase or keyword and bring additional results.
2.1(In systemic grammar) a word or phrase added after a noun to qualify its meaning.
Example sentences
  • Both Fleming and Gall avoid the verb qualifiers that attach themselves to standard prose like barnacles to the hull of a ship.
  • The qualifier here is the word - or the feeling of the word - but.
  • In any case, linguistic qualifiers militate against the signification of the terms they qualify, even as they expand or reduce the space of signification.

Words that rhyme with qualifier


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Syllabification: qual·i·fi·er

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