Definitions for veteranˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vet•er•anˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən(n.)
a person who has had long service or experience in an occupation, office, or the like:
a veteran of the police force.
a person who has served in a military force, esp. during a war.
(adj.)(of a soldier) having served in a military force, esp. during a war.
experienced through long service:
a veteran member of Congress.
of or pertaining to veterans.
Origin of veteran:
1495–1505; < L veterānus mature, experienced =veter-, s. of vetus old +-ānus -an1
veteran, veteran soldier(noun)
a serviceman who has seen considerable active service
"the veterans laughed at the new recruits"
veteran, vet, ex-serviceman(noun)
a person who has served in the armed forces
veteran, old-timer, oldtimer, old hand, warhorse, old stager, stager(adj)
an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
rendered competent through trial and experience
"a seasoned traveler"; "veteran steadiness"; "a veteran officer"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
veteran(noun)ˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən
a soldier who fought during a war
a veteran of the First World War
veteranˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən
sb with a lot of experience in a particular field
the well-known veteran of journalism
veteran(adjective)ˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən
having a lot of experience
A person with long experience of a particular activity.
A person who has served in the armed forces, especially an old soldier who has seen long service.
Having had long experience, practice, or service.
Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.
Origin: From veteranus.
long exercised in anything, especially in military life and the duties of a soldier; long practiced or experienced; as, a veteran officer or soldier; veteran skill
one who has been long exercised in any service or art, particularly in war; one who has had
Translations for veteran
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who is (old and) experienced as a soldier etc or in some other occupation
a veteran footballer/entertainer.
- مُحَنَّك ، قَديم العَهْد في مِهْنَتِهArabic
- veteranoPortuguese (BR)
- der Veteran, altgedientGerman
- veteran; veteran-Danish
- آدم با تجربهFarsi
- וָתִיק מִלחָמָהHebrew
- gamalreyndur starfsmaður/hermaðurIcelandic
- veteraan; ervarenDutch
- veteran; tidligere, gammel, erfarenNorwegian
- veteran, experimentatRomanian
- 老手Chinese (Trad.)
- ветеран; бувалий солдатUkrainian
- پختہ کارUrdu
- người kỳ cựuVietnamese
- 老手Chinese (Simp.)
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