What does veteran mean?

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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 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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How to say veteran in sign language?

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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. Henry Miller:

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

  2. President Barack Obama:

    When I hear some, like Sen. McCain recently, suggest that our secretary of state, John Kerry, who served in the United States Senate, a Vietnam veteran, who's provided exemplary service to this nation, is somehow less trustworthy in the interpretation of what's in a political agreement than the Supreme Leader of Iran -- that's an indication of the degree to which partisanship has crossed all boundaries.

  3. Miss Martin:

    We want them to bring back the flag as they originally planned to do, it’s a Veteran’s Day Chapel and if someone is uncomfortable with the flag, it is unlikely they would go to the chapel in the first place.

  4. Gina Elise:

    I thought I wanted to do something really fun and really creative to give back so I created a fundraising calendar that would allow us to support the veteran and military community through our various initiations.

  5. Rich Murphy:

    They can reconnect to their community in a capacity where it feels like they’re contributing, and that’s huge, when you give someone food and get to watch their eyes light up and you grew that. It’s a similar feeling to, ‘ you honored our country, thank you for your service. ’ Rich Murphy, at left, with a range of past and current participants in the Veterans to Farmers program at Rich Murphy home in Fort Collins, Colorado. ( Christopher Carbone/Fox News) Muranyi recently started working at Hazel Dell Mushrooms Farm in Fort Collins. Marine Corps veteran Dominic Muranyi helps out at the farmer’s market and spends three days per week assisting with growing and harvesting shitake, lion’s mane and other mushrooms.

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