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English adjective: veteran

1. veteran rendered competent through trial and experience

SamplesA seasoned traveler.
Veteran steadiness.
A veteran officer.


Similarexperienced, experient

Antonymsinexperienced, inexperient

English noun: veteran

1. veteran (person) a serviceman who has seen considerable active service

SamplesThe veterans laughed at the new recruits.

Synonymsveteran soldier

Broader (hypernym)man, military man, military personnel, serviceman

2. veteran (person) a person who has served in the armed forces

Synonymsex-serviceman, vet

Broader (hypernym)man, military man, military personnel, serviceman

Narrower (hyponym)Legionnaire

Member meronymAmerican Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW

3. veteran (person) an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service

Synonymsold hand, old stager, old-timer, oldtimer, stager, warhorse

Broader (hypernym)expert

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