What does veteran mean?

Definitions for veteranˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən

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"


  1. veteran(Noun)

    A person with long experience of a particular activity.

  2. veteran(Noun)

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

  3. veteran(Adjective)

    Having had long experience, practice, or service.

  4. veteran(Adjective)

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

  5. Origin: 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

  2. Veteran(noun)

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

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


  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.]

Anagrams for veteran »

  1. aventre, Neretva, Trevena


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Shulkin:

    One Veteran suicide is one too many.

  2. Councilman Tom Nader:

    Being a veteran, I want to see a monument there, yes.

  3. Gordon Lawson:

    I’m a Marine Corps veteran, so it takes a lot to terrify me.

  4. Jackie Walorski:

    My dad was a veteran. He died of colon cancer, this is so personal to me.

  5. Mark Reuss:

    I think you have to give back, he’s been a customer of GM forever and a veteran.

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