• IPA: /ˈvɛ.tə.ɹən/, /ˈvɛ.tɹən/
    • (America) IPA: [ˈvɛ.t̬ə.ɹən], [ˈvɛ.ɾə.ɹən]

veteran (plural veterans)

  1. A person with long experience of a particular activity.
  2. (figurative) A group, animal, etc. with long experience of a particular activity.
  3. A person who has served in the armed forces, especially an old soldier who has seen long service; also called a war veteran to distinguish from veterans that weren't in armed conflict.
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veteran (not comparable)

  1. Having had long experience, practice, or service.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 4, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  2. Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.
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Proper noun
  1. A village in Alberta, Canada.
  2. A town in New York.
  3. A census-designated place in Wyoming.

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