veteran
1. [ adjective ] rendered competent through trial and experience
Synonyms: seasoned
Examples:

"troops seasoned in combat" "a seasoned traveler" "veteran steadiness" "a veteran officer"

Related terms: experienced
2. [ noun ] (military,work) a serviceman who has seen considerable active service
Synonyms: veteran_soldier
Examples:

"the veterans laughed at the new recruits"

Related terms: serviceman
3. [ noun ] an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
Synonyms: old_hand warhorse old_stager oldtimer stager old-timer
Related terms: expert
4. [ noun ] (military,work) a person who has served in the armed forces
Synonyms: ex-serviceman vet
Related terms: serviceman legionnaire Veterans_of_Foreign_Wars American_Legion
5. [ adjective ] relating to or characteristic of or available to a veteran or veterans
Examples:

"veteran benefits"

Similar spelling:   Vetrano
  veterinary