- a word that qualifies the meaning of another, as an adjective or adverb; modifier.
- an adverb that modifies adjectives or other adverbs and typically expresses degree or intensity, as very, somewhat, or quite.
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What is a qualifier?
A qualifier is a person or thing that provides necessary skills or properties, as in The qualifier to enter the race was an ability to run the track three times without stopping.
In grammar, a qualifier is a word that modifies another, as with adjectives and adverbs. When someone asks you to hand them the blue book, they are telling you something about the book so you know which one they want. Blue is modifying book. In other words, it’s acting as a qualifier.
Example: The qualifier advanced to the next round of the competition.
Where does qualifier come from?
The first records of the term qualifier come from the mid-1500s. It combines the term qualify, meaning “to provide with the necessary skills,” and the suffix –er, which designates something as being attached to the base verb, as in creeper and bearer.
Tournaments and similar events often have qualifier rounds or qualifier meets, in which people compete to qualify for a future event. When someone who enters into one of these events wins or advances, they themselves become a qualifier.
Adverb qualifiers often identify the degree or intensity of the word they qualify, such as very, somewhat, or absolutely.
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How is qualifier used in real life?
Qualifier is most often used to refer to a person or thing that qualifies.
1st Place World Cup Qualifier Finals 69 Points 😭💙
— Tfue (@Tfue) April 29, 2019
The first openly trans woman to compete in a women’s Olympic qualifier completely dominated with a finish in… 230th place.
— Katelyn Burns (@transscribe) March 1, 2020
Surreal night. We got the job done, first qualifier, first goal. Shame had to come off but thank you everyone for the kind messages🙏🏼🇺🇸
— Da Boy (@SLletget) March 25, 2017
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Is qualifier used correctly in the following sentence?
The only qualifier for entering the pie-eating contest was to be hungry!
How to use qualifier in a sentence
The average number of international appearances is 18 but just seven in official competition, such as qualifiers and Concacaf tournaments.
Perhaps the most important qualifier here is that this could change.Once again, a House caucus faces internal pressure. Once again, it comes from the right.|Philip Bump|August 25, 2021|Washington Post
Judging by the times in the qualifiers for the women’s 100m dash, a very old world record is under threat—tune in Saturday to catch the action.A host of reasons not to host|Tim Fernholz|July 30, 2021|Quartz
The universality system allows a nation with no Olympic swimming qualifier to enter up to one man and one woman in the Olympics.Out athletes going for gold|Kevin Majoros|July 22, 2021|Washington Blade
The Chicago Sky floor general easily leads the WNBA in assist percentage among qualifiers.This WNBA All-Star Team Will Have Extra Incentive To Win. Who Should Be On It?|Howard Megdal|June 22, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Here, the researchers, in classic academese, add a final qualifier.The Dirty Money Stimulus (Literally)|James Warren|December 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Emily added that she regrets using the qualifier of "absolutely" (which we should have caught on the editing end).The Tortuous History Of The Greta Berlin Tweet Controversy|Ali Gharib|October 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The council says its goal is ultimately that the qualifier “women” be dropped from its name.Global Women’s Group Makes a Move|Jimmy So|September 20, 2011|DAILY BEAST
By this qualifier we wish it understood that mind, like body, has its accidental or acquired qualities.
Literacy as such was registered rather late as a qualifier of the warrior.
Some are identified as dictatorships of some sort, which almost none would accept as a qualifier.
Sharing is the ultimate qualifier for a sign, especially for a language.