veteran (plural veterans)
- A person with long experience of a particular activity.
2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
- Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. […] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
- A person who has served in the armed forces, especially an old soldier who has seen long service.
person with long experience
veteran (not comparable)
- Having had long experience, practice, or service.
- The insinuating eloquence and delicate flattery of veteran diplomatists and courtiers.
1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
- Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins like a veteran army that had marched down to drink, only to be stricken motionless at the water’s edge.
- Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.
with long experience
Inflection of veteran
vetèrān m (Cyrillic spelling ветѐра̄н)
declension of veteran
- a veteran; a former member of armed forces
- a veteran, a person with long experience
Declension of veteran