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Noun: veteran  ve-tu-run
  1. A serviceman who has seen considerable active service
    "the veterans laughed at the new recruits";
    - veteran soldier
     
  2. A person who has served in the armed forces
    - vet, ex-serviceman
     
  3. An experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
    - old-timer, oldtimer, old hand, warhorse, old stager, stager
Adjective: veteran  ve-tu-run
  1. Rendered competent through trial and experience
    "veteran steadiness"; "a veteran officer";
    - seasoned

Derived forms: veterans

See also: experienced, experient

Type of: expert, man, military man, military personnel, serviceman, servicewoman

Part of: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW

Encyclopedia: Veteran, Queensland