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 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.

    Etymology: From veteranus.

  2. veterannoun

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

    Etymology: From veteranus.

  3. veteranadjective

    Having had long experience, practice, or service.

    Etymology: From veteranus.

  4. veteranadjective

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

    Etymology: From veteranus.

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

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

  2. Veterannoun

    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.

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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. Daniel Carcillo:

    We’re going to be working with, and including people in trials from the veteran community, from the senior citizen community and also women of domestic violence, it’s an issue across a lot of demographics, and you always want to create that community feeling of healing and people supporting each other through that process.

  2. Jason Kander:

    I was really impressed by everything that Veterans Community Project does and found Veterans Community Project inspiring, long term, we want to end veteran homelessness nationwide and make sure no veterans fall through the cracks.

  3. Janine Lutz:

    I had no idea it was that bad, that’s really lighting a fire under my butt to work harder. The Veterans Crisis Line provides 24/7 support to veterans in distress, as well as concerned friends and family members. Staffers are available by phone at 800-273-8255 (Press 1), online at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, and via text at 838255. The volume of phone calls the Crisis Line receives is staggering. The VA told Fox News that since October 31, 2017, the Veterans Crisis Line has fielded approximately 222,000 calls from veterans who are having thoughts of suicide. That is in addition to the 49,000 calls from family members or friends who are concerned about a veteran who is considering suicide. That breaks down to nearly 950 calls from veterans (or nearly 40 calls per hour) every day since Halloween, and more than 200 calls a day from friends and family. Lutz, who li ves in Florida, is affectionately referred to by many in the veterans' community as.

  4. Minnesota Twins:

    We have a group of young players here in Minnesota, a nucleus of young guys that were really coming into their own in a lot of ways, i think some of those guys were ready to take the next step in their career offensively, and a couple of those guys were doing that at the same time. We also complemented them with some quality, veteran players.

  5. Johnny Isakson:

    While we have taken a number of steps to address and prevent veteran suicide, this weekends tragic deaths clearly indicate that we must do better.

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