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veteran

vet·er·an

veteran

 
pronunciation:
ve t rn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who has served in the armed forces during a war.
His grandfather is a veteran of the Korean War.
 
definition 2: a person who has had long experience in a particular activity.
The baseball veteran gave the rookie a few tips.
antonyms:
novice
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: having gained experience over a long time.
As a veteran actress, she knew what to do when other actors forgot their lines.
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  knowledge, military, war