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Meaning & Definition of Veteran in English

English

Veteran

/vɛtərən/

noun

1. A serviceman who has seen considerable active service

  • "The veterans laughed at the new recruits"
    synonym:
  • veteran
  • ,
  • veteran soldier

2. A person who has served in the armed forces

    synonym:
  • veteran
  • ,
  • vet
  • ,
  • ex-serviceman

3. An experienced person who has been through many battles

  • Someone who has given long service
    synonym:
  • veteran
  • ,
  • old-timer
  • ,
  • oldtimer
  • ,
  • old hand
  • ,
  • warhorse
  • ,
  • old stager
  • ,
  • stager

adjective

1. Rendered competent through trial and experience

  • "A seasoned traveler"
  • "Veteran steadiness"
  • "A veteran officer"
    synonym:
  • seasoned
  • ,
  • veteran(a)