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Definitions and Synonyms of veteran | Another word for veteran | What is veteran?

Definition 1: an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for veteran in the sense of this definition

(veteran is a kind of ...) a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

Definition 2: a person who has served in the armed forces - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for veteran in the sense of this definition

(veteran is a kind of ...) someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

"two men stood sentry duty"

(... is a kind of veteran ) a member of the American Legion

(... is a member of veteran) the largest organization of United States war veterans

(... is a member of veteran) an organization of United States war veterans

Definition 3: a serviceman who has seen considerable active service - [noun denoting person]

Samples where veteran or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the veterans laughed at the new recruits

Synonyms for veteran in the sense of this definition

(veteran is a kind of ...) someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

"two men stood sentry duty"

Definition 4: rendered competent through trial and experience - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where veteran or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a seasoned traveler
  • veteran steadiness
  • a veteran officer

Synonyms for veteran in the sense of this definition

(veteran is similar to ...) having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation

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