Definition for qualified (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), qual·i·fied, qual·i·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), qual·i·fied, qual·i·fy·ing.
Origin of qualify
Examples from the Web for qualified
But if Democrats are faced with the reality of a glut of qualified candidates, Republicans are assembling more of a fantasy team.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Muslim Samantha Elauf was qualified to work at A & F—except that she wore a hijab.
The assistant manager at the A&F store had found Elauf qualified for the position and was apparently going to hire her.
Peters qualified as an “expert” on the M16A1 in 1993 and the .38 revolver in 1995.
He qualified as “sharpshooter” on the M1911A1-45 ACP handgun in 1994.
Qualified as a civil engineer in Montreal, and practised his profession for some years.
In owning this much he qualified his admission by insisting that his affection was totally devoid of passion.The Kingdom Round the Corner|Coningsby Dawson
Marriage is a civil contract and may be celebrated before a qualified clergyman or magistrate.Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World|Hyacinthe Ringrose
Persecution of an active sort was at this date very rare, and Dissenters, at any rate, enjoyed a qualified legal immunity.A Short History of English Liberalism|Walter Lyon Blease
Angel or demon, I, and I alone, am qualified to act as your guardian.The Crooked Stick|Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for qualified (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for qualified (2 of 2)
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for qualify
Word Origin and History for qualified
mid-15c., "to invest with a quality," from Middle French qualifier (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin qualificare "attribute a quality to; make of a certain quality," from Latin qualis "of what sort?," correlative pronomial adjective (see quality) + facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "to limit, modify" is from 1530s. Sense of "be fit for a job" first appeared 1580s. Related: Qualified; qualifying.