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"
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
Origin: [L. veteranus, from vetus, veteris, old; akin to Gr. 'e`tos year, Skr. vatsara. See Wether.]
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
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. veteranus—vetus, veteris, old.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Long exercised in anything, especially in military life and the duties of a soldier; long practiced or experienced; as, a veteran officer or soldier.
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.
aventre, Neretva, Trevena
The numerical value of Veteran in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Veteran in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Veteran in a Sentence
One Veteran suicide is one too many.
Being a veteran, I want to see a monument there, yes.
The pilot was a veteran of the Navy, she was very good.
I’m a Marine Corps veteran, so it takes a lot to terrify me.
My dad was a veteran. He died of colon cancer, this is so personal to me.
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- محارب قديمArabic
- erfaren, veteranDanish
- παλαίμαχος, βετεράνοςGreek
- veteraani, sotaveteraani, konkariFinnish
- ervaren, oud-strijder, veteraanDutch
- siláołtsooídę́ę́ʼ nádzá, siláołtsooí nilį́į́ ńtʼę́ʼę́ę, naazbaaʼíNavajo, Navaho
- kombatant, weteranPolish
- veteran-, erfaren, veteranSwedish
- cựu chiến binhVietnamese
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