veteran

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin veterānus.

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NounEdit

veteran (plural veterans)

  1. 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.
  2. A person who has served in the armed forces, especially an old soldier who has seen long service.

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AdjectiveEdit

veteran (not comparable)

  1. Having had long experience, practice, or service.
    • Macaulay
      The insinuating eloquence and delicate flattery of veteran diplomatists and courtiers.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      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.
  2. Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.

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DanishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin veteranus (old, veteran), from vetus (aged, ancient, old).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vetəraːn/, [vetˢəˈʁɑːˀn]

NounEdit

veteran c (singular definite veteranen, plural indefinite veteraner)

  1. veteran

Derived termsEdit

  • krigsveteran c
  • veteranbane c
  • veteranbil c
  • veteranfly n
  • veteranlokomotiv n

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʋetěraːn/
  • Hyphenation: ve‧te‧ran

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vetèrān m (Cyrillic spelling ветѐра̄н)

  1. veteran

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

veteran c

  1. a veteran; a former member of armed forces
  2. a veteran, a person with long experience

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Derived termsEdit

  • veteranbil
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