What does Veteran mean?

Definitions for Veteran
ˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trənVet·er·an

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Veteran.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. veteran, veteran soldiernoun

    a serviceman who has seen considerable active service

    "the veterans laughed at the new recruits"

  2. veteran, vet, ex-servicemannoun

    a person who has served in the armed forces

  3. veteran, old-timer, oldtimer, old hand, warhorse, old stager, stageradjective

    an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service

  4. seasoned, veteran(a)adjective

    rendered competent through trial and experience

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

Wiktionary

  1. veterannoun

    A person with long experience of a particular activity.

    Etymology: From veteranus.

  2. veterannoun

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

    Etymology: From veteranus.

  3. veteranadjective

    Having had long experience, practice, or service.

    Etymology: From veteranus.

  4. veteranadjective

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

    Etymology: From veteranus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veteranadjective

    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

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

  2. Veterannoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. veteran

    Long exercised in anything, especially in military life and the duties of a soldier; long practiced or experienced; as, a veteran officer or soldier.

  2. veteran

    One who has been long exercised in any service or art, particularly in war; one who has grown old in service, and has had much experience.

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  1. aventre, Neretva, Trevena

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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

Examples of Veteran in a Sentence

  1. Brandon Coleman:

    We're missing the boat with these most at-risk veterans, and not enough is being done systemically in order to protect them. ... We can't just hand these guys pills, (that) is not the answer, i came forward mainly because of the veteran suicides. They're not being handled properly.

  2. Dan Gainor:

    This is just the latest volley in Hollywood's war against faith, rather than simply deny the divine, ‘Angel From Hell’ seeks to denigrate it. They picked 'Glee' veteran Jane Lynch, who hates conservatives, to portray a disgustingly foul and perverted ‘angel.’.

  3. Eric Greitens:

    When I came home from Iraq after service as a Navy SEAL, I started The Mission Continues to help veterans, in the seven years I ran that organization, we helped thousands of veterans, won national awards for excellence, and became one of the finest veteran's charities in the country. ... I stand by that work. I will have my day in court. I will clear my name. This prosecutor can come after me with everything she's got, but as all faithful people know : in time comes the truth. And the time for truth is coming.

  4. Dick Stich:

    We do them summer and winter, so if it’s 110-degrees we won’t turn down a veteran that needs to be buried and respected here in the Valley.

  5. Chairman John McCain:

    I've known him very well for many years and he's an outstanding leader, i'm very, extremely enthusiastic about his selection. He's a combat veteran. He's a warrior.

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