Origin of veteran
Related formsnon·vet·er·an, noun
Examples from the Web for veteran
Jones is a veteran of another beloved-yet-controversial animated series on Adult Swim, The Boondocks.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The veteran, said he met Stone at support group Vets for Veterans.
Veteran player Wiig continued without skipping a beat, but the damage was done.The Curious Little Shell That Restarted Jenny Slate’s Career|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His death was particularly difficult for the veteran firefighters who had spent years working alongside him.
Craig-Lewis was an 11-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, a position she had aspired to since grade school.
Leaving the Captain and the veteran as temporary guards, he sallied forth, followed by the lawyer and the two parsons.Two Knapsacks|John Campbell
His veteran legions were with difficulty restrained from rushing to the rescue.Sketches of Aboriginal Life|V. V. Vide
A veteran would have recognized him as an old-timer and probable officer, and heeded, automatically.Mercenary|Dallas McCord Reynolds
The Indian also, when forced to it, uses means of getting his bearings which only Indians and veteran woodsmen know how to use.Woodcraft|E. H. (Elmer Harry) Kreps
It appears that a veteran spruce forest had occupied this burn prior to the fire.The Spell of the Rockies|Enos A. Mills
British Dictionary definitions for veteran
- a person or thing that has given long service in some capacity
- (as modifier)veteran firemen
- a soldier who has seen considerable active service
- (as modifier)veteran soldier