veteran

See also: Veteran, veterán, and vétéran

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French vétéran, from Latin veterānus.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

veteran (plural veterans)

  1. A person with long experience of a particular activity.
    • 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in 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. (figurative) A group, animal, etc. with long experience of a particular activity.
    • 2018 April 1, ‎Cristian Bonetto, Lonely Planet Pocket Copenhagen[1], →ISBN, page 81:
      The label has often collaborated with other designers, like Australian shoemaker Teva and American woolwear veteran Pendleton.
  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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AdjectiveEdit

veteran (not comparable)

  1. Having had long experience, practice, or service.
  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

Borrowed from Latin veterānus (old, veteran), from vetus (aged, ancient, old).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

veteran c (singular definite veteranen, plural indefinite veteraner)

  1. veteran

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EsperantoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

veteran

  1. accusative singular of vetera

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin veterānus.

NounEdit

veteran m (definite singular veteranen, indefinite plural veteraner, definite plural veteranene)

  1. veteran

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin veterānus.

NounEdit

veteran m (definite singular veteranen, indefinite plural veteranar, definite plural veteranane)

  1. veteran

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PiedmonteseEdit

NounEdit

veteran m (plural veteran)

  1. veteran

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French vétéran, Latin veterānus. Compare bătrân, a doublet inherited from the same source.

NounEdit

veteran m (plural veterani)

  1. veteran (person who has served in the armed forces, or figuratively a person with a long experience of a particular activity; also used in the context of Ancient Rome, referring to a freed soldier granted citizenship and privileges for his service)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin veterānus.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

vetèrān m (Cyrillic spelling ветѐра̄н)

  1. veteran

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin veterānus.

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NounEdit

veteran c

  1. a veteran (former member of armed forces)
  2. a veteran (person with long experience)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of veteran 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative veteran veteranen veteraner veteranerna
Genitive veterans veteranens veteraners veteranernas

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