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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person who has served in the armed forces. Also: A person that turned into an expert through extensive experience in some kind of work.

Usage examples (31)
  • The beginner dreams of home-grown bouquets and baskets of ripe fruit, the veteran of many seasons has learned to expect slugs, mildew, and frost.
  • "I really don't like the term veteran," said Hessert.
  • "I'd like to make sure the term veteran is only a symbolisation of our ages, nothing more,"
  • The term veteran conveys more than a rank held in the past, military service forms priorities and commitments that last for a lifetime. for more
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