WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
qual•i•fi•er  (kwolə fī′ər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or thing that qualifies.
  2. Grammar
    • a word that qualifies the meaning of another, as an adjective or adverb;
    • an adverb that modifies adjectives or other adverbs and typically expresses degree or intensity, as very, somewhat, or quite.
  • qualify + -er1 1555–65

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ˈqualiˌfier /ˈkwɒlɪˌfaɪə/ n
  1. a person or thing that qualifies, esp a contestant in a competition who wins a preliminary heat or contest and so earns the right to take part in the next round
  2. a preliminary heat or contest
  3. another word for modifier

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