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ˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trənvet·er·an

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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.

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.]

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.

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  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. Halil Koc:

    I was accompanying my grandfather in 1990 and we couldn't convince him to hold an Australian veteran's hand...But today, I can visit Turkish and Australian graveyards with the grandson of an Australian veteran as we walk arm in arm, this is a great message to the world.

  2. Adam Andrzejewski:

    In an ironic vignette, at a healthcare facility dedicated to serving blind veterans—the new Palo Alto Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center—the agency wasted $670,000 on two sculptures no blind veteran can even see, the ‘Helmick Sculpture’ cost $385,000 (2014) and a parking garage exterior wall faade by King Ray Studio for the ‘design, fabrication, and installation of the public artwork’ cost $285,000 (2014).

  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. Michael Stokes:

    One of the things I have learned from veteran models is they are most loyal to each other, they will do anything for each other. That is a brotherhood and sisterhood civilians don't get to enjoy.

  5. Kyrsten Sinema:

    I think we need more women in office, for sure, on the Republican side, I think we have 22 women in the House. I'm the only female veteran woman Republican in the House. We need to represent the diversity of our country, right ? The more women we can have running and winning, the better off we'll be.

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