Definitions for veteranˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vet•er•anˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən(n.)

  1. a person who has had long service or experience in an occupation, office, or the like:

    a veteran of the police force.

  2. a person who has served in a military force, esp. during a war.

    Category: Military

  3. (adj.)(of a soldier) having served in a military force, esp. during a war.

    Category: Military

  4. experienced through long service:

    a veteran member of Congress.

  5. of or pertaining to veterans.

Origin of veteran:

1495–1505; < L veterānus mature, experienced =veter-, s. of vetus old +-ānus -an1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. veteran, veteran soldier(noun)

    a serviceman who has seen considerable active service

    "the veterans laughed at the new recruits"

  2. veteran, vet, ex-serviceman(noun)

    a person who has served in the armed forces

  3. 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

  4. seasoned, veteran(a)(adj)

    rendered competent through trial and experience

    "a seasoned traveler"; "veteran steadiness"; "a veteran officer"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. veteran(noun)ˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən

    a soldier who fought during a war

    a veteran of the First World War

  2. veteranˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən

    sb with a lot of experience in a particular field

    the well-known veteran of journalism

  3. veteran(adjective)ˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən

    having a lot of experience

    veteran pilots

Wiktionary

  1. veteran(Noun)

    A person with long experience of a particular activity.

  2. veteran(Noun)

    A person who has served in the armed forces, especially an old soldier who has seen long service.

  3. veteran(Adjective)

    Having had long experience, practice, or service.

  4. veteran(Adjective)

    Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.

  5. Origin: From veteranus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veteran(adj)

    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

  2. Veteran(noun)

    one who has been long exercised in any service or art, particularly in war; one who has had

Freebase

  1. Veteran

    A veteran is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field; " A veteran of ..." . This page refers to military veterans, i.e., a person who has served or is serving in the armed forces. Those veterans that have had direct exposure to acts of military conflict may also be referred to as war veterans. A military veteran may also be referred to as a warhorse.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

veteran(adjective)

a person who is (old and) experienced as a soldier etc or in some other occupation

a veteran footballer/entertainer.

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