American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the appropriate qualifications for an office, position, or task.
- adj. Limited, restricted, or modified: a qualified plan for expansion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a qualification; fitted by accomplishments or endowments; furnished with legal power or capacity: as, a person qualified to hold an appointment; a qualified elector.
- Affected by some degree of negation, limitation, or modification; modified: limited; restricted: as, a qualified statement; qualified admiration.
- Eccles., noting a person enabled to hold two benefices.
- Prefixed by a qualifying adjective; in a slang use, damned.
- adj. Meeting the standards, requirements, and training for a position.
- adj. Restricted or limited by conditions.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of qualify.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments.
- adj. Modified; limited.
- adj. limited or restricted; not absolute
- adj. contingent on something else
- adj. meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task
- adj. holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill
- adj. restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man')
“I must insist that in each case the terms are qualified by their whole [_qualified how?”
“The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position.”
“Spain qualified from a group consisting of Republic of Ireland, Hungary, Northern Ireland, and Malta.”
“Here, the entry is reprinted with the title qualified by "First Edition" and is then followed by a completely new article with the same title but the qualifier "Further Considerations.”
“On the issues he's offering what he calls qualified support for president bush's Iraq policies.”
“And how does it help the minority communities if the less qualified is promoted over the qualified?”
“To defer that tax until you die, you could divide the trust into two—one a $2 million trust and the other a $3 million trust—and make what is called a "qualified terminable interest property" election, Mr. Cundiff says.”
“Regardless of experience, anyone who thinks they might be qualified is encouraged to audition.”
“Asked by Fox News's Megyn Kelly about whether he considers Palin qualified to be president, he replied:”
“You can claim the credit for up to 100% of the first $2,000 in qualified college costs, and 25% of the next $2,000.”
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