from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the appropriate qualifications for an office, position, or task.
  • adj. Limited, restricted, or modified: a qualified plan for expansion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments.
  • adj. Modified; limited.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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')


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