HyperDic: veteran

English > 4 senses of the word veteran:
NOUNperson veteran, veteran soldiera serviceman who has seen considerable active service
person veteran, vet, ex-servicemana person who has served in the armed forces
person veteran, old-timer, oldtimer, old hand, warhorse, old stager, stageran experienced person who has been through many battles
ADJECTIVEallveteran, seasonedrendered competent through trial and experience
veteran > pronunciation
Soundsveh'terahn; veh'trahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > veteran: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningRendered competent through trial and experience.
Examples
  • "veteran steadiness"
  • "a veteran officer"
Synonymseasoned
Broaderexperienced, experientHaving experience
Spanishexperto, perito, veterano
Catalanexpert, pèrit, veterà
Nounsveteranan experienced person who has been through many battles
veterana serviceman who has seen considerable active service
English > veteran: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA serviceman who has seen considerable active service.
Example"the veterans laughed at the new recruits"
Synonymveteran soldier
Broaderserviceman, military man, man, military personnelsomeone who serves in the armed forces
Adjectivesveteranrendered competent through trial and experience
English > veteran: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who has served in the armed forces.
Synonymsvet, ex-serviceman
Member ofAmerican LegionThe largest organization of United States war veterans
Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFWAn organization of United States war veterans
NarrowerLegionnaireA member of the American Legion
Broaderserviceman, military man, man, military personnelsomeone who serves in the armed forces
Spanishexcombatiente, veterano
Catalanexcombatent, veterà
English > veteran: 4 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningAn experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service.
Synonymsold-timer, oldtimer, old hand, warhorse, old stager, stager
BroaderexpertA person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
Spanishveterano
Catalanveterà
Adjectivesveteranrendered competent through trial and experience

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