What does veteran mean?

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ˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trənvet·er·an

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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.

    Etymology: From veteranus.

  2. veteran(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From veteranus.

  3. veteran(Adjective)

    Having had long experience, practice, or service.

    Etymology: From veteranus.

  4. veteran(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Veteran(noun)

    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.

Anagrams for veteran »

  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. 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.

  2. David Shulkin:

    Shulkin may not be a veteran, but he does come from a military family. He was born on a military base in Illinois and his father was an Army physiatrist, according to the Military Times. Both of his grandfathers served during World War I, one of whom was also the chief pharmacist at the VA in Madison, Wisconsin. Hailing from a military family has sensitized me to the psychological and medical needs of those who served our country.

  3. Mark Takano:

    Every new instance of veteran suicide showcases a barrier to access, but with three incidents on VA property in just five days, and six this year alone, its critical we do more to stop this epidemic, all Americans have a role to play in reducing veteran suicide, and the House Committee on Veterans Affairs is going to make this issue a top priority.

  4. Ruben Gallego:

    With the Arizona Primary less than two weeks away, I'm proud to endorse Joe Biden for President. As a combat veteran I can think of no better leader to serve as our Commander in Chief, i know Joe Biden for President has the wisdom, experience, compassion, and empathy to beat Donald Trump and get our government working again.

  5. Petteri Taalas:

    The magnitude of the changes has been a surprise even for veteran climate scientists.

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