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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 was formerly part of the armed forces, esp. during a war.
This holiday honors the country's war veterans.As a veteran, he was able to get a college education.
 
definition 2: a person who has had long experience in a particular activity.
The veteran gave the rookie player a few tips.
antonyms:
apprentice, beginner, novice, tyro
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having had long experience in a particular activity.
As a veteran performer, she knew what to do when other actors forgot their lines.
definition 2: of or pertaining to persons who have formerly served in the armed forces.
veteran status
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  knowledge, military, war