What does Veteran mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

  2. veterannoun

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

  3. veteranadjective

    Having had long experience, practice, or service.

  4. veteranadjective

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

  5. Etymology: From veteranus.

Wikipedia

  1. Veteran

    A veteran (from Latin vetus 'old') is a person who has significant experience (and is usually adept and esteemed) and expertise in a particular occupation or field. A military veteran is a person who is no longer serving in a military.A military veteran that has served directly in combat in a war is further defined as a war veteran (although not all military conflicts, or areas in which armed combat took place, are necessarily referred to as wars). Military veterans are unique as a group as their lived experience is so strongly connected to the conduct of war in general and application of professional violence in particular. Therefore, there are a large body of knowledge developed through centuries of scholarly studies that seek to describe, understand and explain their lived experience in and out of service. Griffith with colleagues provides an overview of this research field that addresses veterans general health, transition from military service to civilian life, homelessness, veteran employment, civic engagement and veteran identity as recurrent investigative topics in the field.

ChatGPT

  1. veteran

    A veteran is a person who has served or is experienced in a particular field or occupation, often commonly used to refer to someone who has completed service in the military.

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

  2. Veterannoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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.

Matched Categories

Anagrams for Veteran »

  1. aventre

  2. Neretva

  3. Trevena

  4. nervate

How to pronounce Veteran?

How to say Veteran in sign language?

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 Hyde:

    He’s been an unbelievable team guy and veteran presence in the clubhouse and I just appreciate how he went about his business for us.

  2. Paul Rieckoff:

    I think we have made some headway, but there is a long way to go and at the end of the day, there is still stigma and fear of being labeled ‘a broken, damaged veteran,’.

  3. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco:

    Because of the pure evil that happened yesterday, theres a 75-year-old man, whos a father, a grandfather, a Vietnam War veteran, who was killed.

  4. Donald Trump:

    He is a Marine Veteran, a son of Ohio, and a true PATRIOT, max Miller has my Complete and Total Endorsement!

  5. Matt Rosendale:

    Women compromise the fastest-growing sub-population within the military and the veteran populations. Yet many of their health needs go unaddressed in a VA system that has not evolved to serve a rapidly changing population.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Veteran#1#6768#10000

Translations for Veteran

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Veteran »

Translation

Find a translation for the Veteran definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Veteran." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 16 Jun 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Veteran>.

Discuss these Veteran definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for Veteran? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    Veteran

    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    in or of the month preceding the present one
    A ambidextrous
    B incumbent
    C soft-witted
    D ultimo

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Veteran: