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vet·er·an

 (vĕt′ər-ən, vĕt′rən)
n.
1.
a. A person who has served in the armed forces.
b. An old soldier who has seen long service.
2. A person who is long experienced or practiced in an activity or capacity: a veteran of political campaigns.

[Latin veterānus, from vetus, veter-, old; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]

vet′er·an adj.

veteran

(ˈvɛtərən; ˈvɛtrən)
n
1.
a. a person or thing that has given long service in some capacity
b. (as modifier): veteran firemen.
2. (Military)
a. a soldier who has seen considerable active service
b. (as modifier): veteran soldier.
3. (Military) US and Canadian a person who has served in the military forces
4. (Automotive Engineering) See veteran car
[C16: from Latin veterānus, from vetus old]

vet•er•an

(ˈvɛt ər ən, ˈvɛ trən)

n.
1. a person who has had long service or experience in an occupation, office, or the like: a veteran of the police force.
2. a person who has served in a military force, esp. during a war.
adj.
3. (of a soldier) having served in a military force, esp. during a war.
4. experienced through long service: a veteran member of Congress.
5. of or pertaining to veterans.
[1495–1505; < Latin veterānus mature, experienced =veter-, s. of vetus old + -ānus -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.veteran - a serviceman who has seen considerable active serviceveteran - a serviceman who has seen considerable active service; "the veterans laughed at the new recruits"
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
2.veteran - a person who has served in the armed forcesveteran - a person who has served in the armed forces
American Legion - the largest organization of United States war veterans
Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW - an organization of United States war veterans
Legionnaire - a member of the American Legion
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
3.veteran - an experienced person who has been through many battlesveteran - an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
Adj.1.veteran - rendered competent through trial and experience; "a seasoned traveler"; "veteran steadiness"; "a veteran officer"
experienced, experient - having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation

veteran

noun
1. old hand, master, pro (informal), old-timer, past master, trouper, warhorse (informal), old stager Graf was already a tennis veteran at the age of 21.
old hand novice, beginner, apprentice, recruit, initiate, freshman, neophyte, tyro
adjective
1. long-serving, seasoned, experienced, old, established, expert, qualified, mature, practised, hardened, adept, proficient, well trained, battle-scarred, worldly-wise Tony Benn, the veteran Labour MP and former Cabinet Minister

veteran

noun
One who has had long experience in a given activity or capacity:
Informal: old-timer, vet.
adjective
Skilled or knowledgeable through long practice:
Idiom: knowing the ropes.
Translations
مُحَارِبٌ قَدِيـممُحارِب قَديممُحَنَّكمُحَنَّك ، قَديم العَهْد في مِهْنَتِه
veteránvysloužileczkušený
veteranveteran-erfarenkrigsveteran
veteraaniveteraani-
prokušanveteran
veterán
fyrrverandi hermaîurgamalreyndur starfsmaîur/hermaîur
老練な老練な人
고참노련한
veteranas
veterāns
veteránvyslúžilec
veteranvojni veteran
veteranerfaren
ซึ่งมีประสบการณ์ทหารผ่านศึก
emektargazimuharip gaziüstat
cựu chiến binhkỳ cựu

veteran

[ˈvetərən]
A. ADJ (gen) → veterano; (= battleworn) → aguerrido
B. N (= war veteran) → veterano/a m/f; (= ex-serviceman) → excombatiente mf; (= experienced person) → veterano/a m/f
she is a veteran of the anti-nuclear movementes una veterana del movimiento antinuclear
a veteran UN diplomatun veterano diplomático de la ONU
C. CPD veteran car N (Brit) coche fabricado antes de 1919, especialmente antes de 1905

veteran

[ˈvɛtərən]
n
(gen)vétéran(te) m/f
(also war veteran) → vétéran m
modif [player, actor, reporter, broadcaster, MP] → vétéran(te)
to be a veteran campaigner → mener campagne depuis longtemps
She's a veteran campaigner for nuclear disarmament → C'est une vétérante de la campagne pour le désarmement nucléaire., Elle mène campagne pour le désarmement nucléaire depuis longtemps.veteran car nvoiture f d'époqueVeterans Day n (US)11 Novembre m

veteran

n (Mil, fig) → Veteran(in) m(f); a veteran teacher/golferein (alt)erfahrener Lehrer/Golfspieler; a veteran actorein Veteran mder Schauspielkunst, ein altgedienter Schauspieler; she’s a veteran campaigner for women’s rightssie ist eine Veteranin der Frauenbewegung

veteran

[ˈvɛtrn]
1. adj veteran soldierveterano
a veteran teacher → un/a veterano/a dell'insegnamento
she's a veteran campaigner for ... → lotta da sempre per...
2. n (also war veteran) → reduce m

veteran

(ˈvetərən) noun, adjective
1. a person who is (old and) experienced as a soldier etc or in some other occupation. a veteran footballer/entertainer.
2. (American) a person who has been in the army etc. war veterans.

veteran

مُحَارِبٌ قَدِيـم, مُحَنَّك veterán, zkušený veteran, veteran- altgedient, Veteran βετεράνος, παλαίμαχος veterano veteraani, veteraani- chevronné, vétéran prokušan, veteran veterano 老練な, 老練な人 고참, 노련한 ervaren, veteraan veteran, veteran- weteran, wytrawny veterano ветеран, опытный erfaren, veteran ซึ่งมีประสบการณ์, ทหารผ่านศึก emektar, gazi cựu chiến binh, kỳ cựu 老兵, 老兵的

veteran

n veterano -na mf
References in classic literature ?
He was a mild, flurried old man, a Civil War veteran, with one sleeve hanging empty.
The veteran Scotchman just named held the first, with a regiment of regulars and a few provincials; a force really by far too small to make head against the formidable power that Montcalm was leading to the foot of his earthen mounds.
A veteran politician, such as he, would never fall asleep with wide-open eyes, lest some enemy or mischief-maker, taking him thus at unawares, should peep through these windows into his consciousness, and make strange discoveries among the remniniscences, projects, hopes, apprehensions, weaknesses, and strong points, which he has heretofore shared with nobody.
I might, for instance, have contented myself with writing out the narratives of a veteran shipmaster, one of the Inspectors, whom I should be most ungrateful not to mention, since scarcely a day passed that he did not stir me to laughter and admiration by his marvel loins gifts as a story-teller.
And if the idea of peril so much enhances the popular conceit of the soldier's profession; let me assure ye that many a veteran who has freely marched up to a battery, would quickly recoil at the apparition of the sperm whale's vast tail, fanning into eddies the air over his head.
Of all the wondrous devices and dexterities, the sleights of hand and countless subtleties, to which the veteran whaleman is so often forced, none exceed that fine manoeuvre with the lance called pitchpoling.
The long-legged veteran, who had been besieging the fire-iron, as before related, now took down his cumbrous length, and rearing aloft his tall form, walked up to the advertisement and very deliberately spit a full discharge of tobacco-juice on it.
It was a good show, and as stately and complex as guard-mount and the trooping of the colors; and it had its own special music, composed for the occasion by the bandmaster of the Seventh; and the child was as serious as the most serious war-worn soldier of them all; and finally when they throned her upon the shoulder of the oldest veteran, and pronounced her "well and truly adopted," and the bands struck up and all saluted and she saluted in return, it was better and more moving than any kindred thing I have seen on the stage, because stage things are make-believe, but this was real and the players' hearts were in it.
There is something weirdly pathetic about the picture of that white-haired veteran greeting with his loving handshake this friend who had been dead forty years.
Now if you could get an old veteran detective down from St.
The veteran stood there, with his legs wide apart and his balance carefully adjusted, as if the dining-room had been a cabin, and the house a ship pitching in a sea-way.
Some intrepid larches waved green pennons in the very midst of the turbulent water, here and there a veteran lay with his many-summered head abased in the rocky course of the stream, and here was a young foolhardy beech that had climbed within a dozen yards of the rampart.