1 sb who has served in the army, navy, etc.
combat (esp. AmE), war
army, military, navy
decorated (esp. AmE)
ageing/aging, old
disabled, wounded
returning (esp. AmE)
Vietnam, World War Two, etc.

Were veterans honoured and adequately rewarded for their sacrifice?

fight, serve

veterans who served in Vietnam


Veterans returned to heroes' welcomes.

veteran of

a veteran of World War Two

2 sb with long experience of an activity, etc.
battle-scarred, grizzled, long-time (esp. AmE), seasoned

He is now a grizzled veteran of TV shows.

He's a seasoned veteran of the political establishment.

eight-year, seven-year, etc.

an eight-year veteran of the New York Yankees

campaigner, leader, politician
broadcaster, reporter
actor, director
defender, pitcher, player, quarterback, etc. (sports)
veteran of

a veteran of numerous political campaigns

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • Veteran — Vétéran Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Veteran — Sm altgedienter Soldat erw. fach. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. veterānus, zu l. vetus alt, vormalig, früher .    Ebenso nndl. veteraan, ne. veteran, nfrz. vétéran, nschw. veteran, nnorw. veteran; Vettel. ✎ DF 6 (1983), 171 174;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • veteran — VETERAN. s. m. Se dit des anciens Officiers, qui aprés avoir servi un certain temps joüissent encore des prerogatives de leurs charges. Il est veteran. il joüit des droits de veteran. il a sa place comme veteran. lettres de veteran. dans les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Veteran — Vet er*an, a. [L. veteranus, from vetus, veteris, old; akin to Gr. ? year, Skr. vatsara. See {Wether}.] Long exercised in anything, especially in military life and the duties of a soldier; long practiced or experienced; as, a veteran officer or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veteran — Veteran, WY U.S. Census Designated Place in Wyoming Population (2000): 28 Housing Units (2000): 16 Land area (2000): 1.338599 sq. miles (3.466955 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.338599 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Veteran — Vet er*an, n. [L. veteranus (sc. miles): cf. F. v[ e]t[ e]ran.] One who has been long exercised in any service or art, particularly in war; one who has had. [1913 Webster] Ensigns that pierced the foe s remotest lines, The hardy veteran with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • veteran — (n.) c.1500, old experienced soldier, from Fr. vétéran, from L. veteranus old, from vetus (gen. veteris) old, from PIE *wetus year (Cf. Skt. vatsa year, Gk. etos year, Hittite witish year, O.C.S …   Etymology dictionary

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