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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a war veteran (=someone who took part in a war)
▪ There was a service for war veterans in the Garden of Remembrance.
veteran car
Veterans Day
▪ But it was the 38 year old veteran, Jimmy Connors, who made the blood come to the boil.
▪ Warren Rudman, a much-respected political veteran, said just before the primary that Buchanan is unelectable.
▪ Just as in any campaign effort, Mrs Clinton has support from a circle of advisers and confidantes who are political veterans.
▪ Some seasoned army veterans had volunteered to be flight candidates.
▪ An Army veteran, Stefanoff prides himself on his lack of law enforcement experience and on his record of civil disobedience.
▪ Before Schwalier takes the fall, some Army veterans argue, Peay should do the honorable thing and resign.
▪ Ultimately, this work covers issues that combat veterans of any modern war would quickly recognize.
▪ Many book industry veterans maintain that any publicity is good publicity.
▪ Katter, who previously worked for Grubb &038; Ellis and Cushman &038; Wakefield, is a 10-year industry veteran.
▪ Reporters have been beaten by war veterans who support Mr Mugabe.
▪ Three hundred of Mugabe's war veterans invaded the Supreme Court and forced the five judges to flee.
▪ Three hundred war veterans live in these hotels.
▪ Maria knew only too well that the ill-health cursing the Gulf War veterans threatened their wives and children too.
▪ While attached to Camp Pendleton, however, the Gulf War veteran got swept up in an off-base drug scene.
▪ After the service she spent ten minutes talking to war veterans.
▪ She said a comparative study of about 15, 000 randomly selected Gulf War veterans is planned for the near future.
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Veteran diplomat Richard Murphy is heading the commission.
▪ a 12-year classroom veteran
▪ Chiles, a three-term veteran of the U.S. Senate, won the governorship of Florida.
▪ Gulf War veterans
▪ Millett is a veteran campaigner for women's rights.
▪ Among the protesters will be Laura Magnani, another veteran in the campaign against capital punishment.
▪ The case of these two veterans may be just the beginning.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Veteran \Vet"er*an\, a. [L. veteranus, from vetus, veteris, old; akin to Gr. ? year, Skr. vatsara. See Wether.] 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.

The insinuating eloquence and delicate flattery of veteran diplomatists and courtiers.


Veteran \Vet"er*an\, n. [L. veteranus (sc. miles): cf. F. v['e]t['e]ran.] One who has been long exercised in any service or art, particularly in war; one who has had.

Ensigns that pierced the foe's remotest lines, The hardy veteran with tears resigns.

Note: In the United States, during the civil war, soldiers who had served through one term of enlistment and had re["e]nlisted were specifically designated veterans.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, "old experienced soldier," from French vétéran, from Latin veteranus "old, aged, that has been long in use," especially of soldiers; as a plural noun, "old soldiers," from vetus (genitive veteris) "old, aged, advanced in years; of a former time," as a plural noun, vetores, "men of old, forefathers," from PIE *wet-es-, from root *wet- (2) "year" (cognates: Sanskrit vatsa- "year," Greek etos "year," Hittite witish "year," Old Church Slavonic vetuchu "old," Old Lithuanian vetušas "old, aged;" and compare wether). Latin vetus also is the ultimate source of Italian vecchio, French vieux, Spanish viejo. General sense of "one who has seen long service in any office or position" is attested from 1590s. The adjective first recorded 1610s.


a. Having had long experience, practice, or service. n. A person with long experience of a particular activity.

  1. adj. rendered competent through trial and experience; "troops seasoned in combat"; "a seasoned traveler"; "veteran steadiness"; "a veteran officer" [syn: seasoned, veteran(a)]

  2. n. a serviceman who has seen considerable active service; "the veterans laughed at the new recruits" [syn: veteran soldier]

  3. a person who has served in the armed forces [syn: vet, ex-serviceman]

  4. an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service [syn: old-timer, oldtimer, old hand, warhorse, old stager, stager]

Veteran, WY -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Wyoming
Population (2000): 28
Housing Units (2000): 16
Land area (2000): 1.338599 sq. miles (3.466955 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.338599 sq. miles (3.466955 sq. km)
FIPS code: 80285
Located within: Wyoming (WY), FIPS 56
Location: 41.961700 N, 104.381436 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 82243
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Veteran, WY

A veteran (from Latin vetus, meaning "old") is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field.

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 (although not all military conflicts, or areas in which armed combat takes place, are necessarily referred to as wars).

Veteran (album)

Veteran is the third studio album of American R&B artist Marques Houston, a former member of the R&B group Immature/ IMx. The album was released in the U.S. on March 20, 2007 and is available as a standard version, as well as a Circuit City Exclusive version (which includes a bonus DVD) and a Target Exclusive version (which includes a bonus track). Veteran sold almost 70,000 units in its first week.

Veteran (disambiguation)

A veteran is a person who has served in the armed forces.

Veteran or Veterans or The Veteran may also refer to:

  • Veteran tree, trees of distinction due to age
Veteran (2015 film)

Veteran is a 2015 South Korean action crime comedy film written and directed by Ryoo Seung-wan. It drew 13.4 million admissions, making it the 3rd all-time highest grossing film in South Korean cinema history. Veteran also won the Casa Asia Award at the Sitges Film Festival.

Usage examples of "veteran".

Winfield Scott, the veteran General-in-Chief, rightly revered by the whole service as a most experienced, farsighted, and practical man, was ably assisted by W.

Reuter said, in accented Anglic with the slightly pedantic twist of a CD veteran.

East was bestowed, by the same influence, on Sabinian, a wealthy and subtle veteran, who had attained the infirmities, without acquiring the experience, of age.

Clodius Afer in a tone so dry that the tribune was not sure whether the veteran was being sarcastic or just making conversation on a subject about which he was willing to be friendly.

The veteran cop saw it coming and rolled out of the way as though he were an agile young man, barely avoiding the blow.

To the surprise of even two such veteran flyers as John Ross and Tom Meeks, the airplane had gone less than fifty yards when she began to rise as gracefully as a swallow in response to her up-turned ailerons and elevators.

The Please Please Me album cover had been taken on the stairwell at EMI Manchester Square by the veteran photographer Angus McBean.

Tombstone kept his descent constant at five hundred feet per minute and relied on the advice of the LSO, a veteran aviator with a much better perspective on the approach than Magruder had himself, to keep him on track.

Several of the veteran fishermen were suddenly eager for his viewpoint on baiting, and on any number of other topics, at the local tavern where everyone hung out.

Charlie Weller, who was allowed to bivouac with the veterans because they liked him, plucked a head of soaking wet rye and shook his head sadly.

Veterans each of whom, for the purpose of the exercise, represented a Condaro or Booly platoon.

A Rover out of the seaport of March Brume, west and south on the Blue Divide, he was a seasoned veteran of countless conflicts even before he signed on.

A veteran firefighter himself, Bucca had investigated the original WTC bombing in 1993 - and had come away convinced that the perpetrators would return to finish the job.

As he read the accounts, Bucca, the Special Forces veteran, was stunned.

Thousands of citizens assembled in the fields to the south of the city while the veteran officer, Capel, in charge of the exodus, tried to assemble the wagons into a convoy.