Definitions for Modifierˈmɒd əˌfaɪ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mod•i•fi•er*ˈmɒd əˌfaɪ ər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that modifies.

  2. a word, phrase, or sentence element that limits or qualifies the sense of another word, phrase, or element in the same construction.

    Category: Grammar

* Usage: See dangling participle, misplaced modifier.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modifier, qualifier(noun)

    a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb

  2. modifier(noun)

    a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising

  3. changer, modifier(noun)

    a person who changes something

    "an inveterate changer of the menu"

  4. modifier, modifier gene(noun)

    a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene


  1. modifier(Noun)

    One who, or that which, modifies.

  2. modifier(Noun)

    A word, phrase, or clause that limits or qualifies the sense of another word or phrase.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modifier(noun)

    one who, or that which, modifies

Translations for Modifier

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to change the form or quality of, usually slightly

We had to modify the original design.

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