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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
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It seemed as if they had profited by the short truce, to devote an instant to the purest and best affection; the daughters forgetting their fears, and the veteran his cares, in the security of the moment.
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.
The women cried over Cathy, so did even those stern warriors, the Rocky Mountain Rangers; Shekels was there, and the Cid, and Sardanapalus, and Potter, and Mongrel, and Sour-Mash, Famine, and Pestilence, and Cathy kissed them all and wept; details of the several arms of the garrison were present to represent the rest, and say good-bye and God bless you for all the soldiery; and there was a special squad from the Seventh, with the oldest veteran at its head, to speed the Seventh's Child with grand honors and impressive ceremonies; and the veteran had a touching speech by heart, and put up his hand in salute and tried to say it, but his lips trembled and his voice broke, but Cathy bent down from the saddle and kissed him on the mouth and turned his defeat to victory, and a cheer went up.
These stretched far to the north-northwest, until they melted away into what appeared to be faint clouds, but which the experienced eyes of the veteran hunters of the party recognized for the rugged mountains of the Yellowstone; at the feet of which extended the wild Crow country: a perilous, though profitable region for the trapper.
The veteran soon caused this set of patriotic disinterestedness to be followed by another of private munificence, that, however little it accorded with prudence, was in perfect conformity with the simple integrity of his own views.
Veteran regiments in the army were likely to be very small aggregations of men.
The enunciation of the veteran warrior had been calm, but distinct, and decided.
You have seen a veteran soldier resigned to his life of wretchedness, and now you are about to see an old agricultural laborer who is submitting to the same lot.
From all sides the free companions had trooped in, until not less than twelve thousand of these veteran troops were cantoned along the frontiers of Navarre.
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.
Through the hard century-old bark, even where there were no twigs, leaves had sprouted such as one could hardly believe the old veteran could have produced.
The negro servant was summoned, and shortly afterwards was seen assisting the veteran to lug the ponderous sea chest downstairs.