Veteran meaning

vĕtər-ən, vĕtrən
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A person of long experience in some occupation or position.
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Designating or of a person who has served in the armed forces.
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A person with long experience of a particular activity.
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A person who is long experienced or practiced in an activity or capacity.

A veteran of political campaigns.

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The definition of a veteran is a person who has served in the military or a person who has obtained a lot of experience in a particular field.

An example of a veteran is someone who served in the army.

A person who has worked for 20 years in the field of social work is an example of someone who would be described as a veteran in the field.

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A person who has served in the armed forces, especially an old soldier who has seen long service.
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Having had long experience, practice, or service.
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Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.
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Experienced; practiced.
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Origin of veteran

  • Latin veterānus from vetus veter- old wet-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin veterānus.

    From Wiktionary