What does veteran mean?

Definitions for veteranˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən

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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"

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

  3. Origin: [L. veteranus, from vetus, veteris, old; akin to Gr. 'e`tos year, Skr. vatsara. See Wether.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Veteran

    vet′e-ran, adj. old, experienced: long exercised, esp. in military life.—n. one long exercised in any service, esp. in war.—v.t. Vet′eranise, to make veteran.—v.i. (U.S.) to re-enlist for military service. [L. veteranusvetus, veteris, old.]

Anagrams for veteran »

  1. aventre, Neretva, Trevena

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of veteran in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of veteran in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Miller:

    How different the new order would be if we could consult the veteran instead of the politician.

  2. Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald:

    Trust is something that is aimed every single day one veteran at a time, if I can solve [one veteran's] problem I've earned one bit of trust.

  3. Halil Koc:

    I was accompanying my grandfather in 1990 and we couldn't convince him to hold an Australian veteran's hand...But today, I can visit Turkish and Australian graveyards with the grandson of an Australian veteran as we walk arm in arm, this is a great message to the world.

  4. Thomas Huxley:

    Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.

  5. Jim Hodges:

    They're not a lot single issue veteran voters but I think people are offended by a comment that belittles the service of someone who not only served in the military but also was a prisoner of war, how can this man effectively serve as commander in chief when he belittles the service of a decorated veteran?

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