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English adjective: veteran

1. veteran rendered competent through trial and experience


SamplesA seasoned traveler.
Veteran steadiness.
A veteran officer.


Synonymsseasoned


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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