veteran


veteran
01. My grandfather is a [veteran] of the Second World War.
02. The [veteran] players on the team are very important in helping new players adjust to the pressures of professional sports.
03. He's a [veteran] politician who has been in over 10 federal campaigns.
04. Some of the [veterans] of the Gulf War are suffering the effects of chemical warfare.
05. Many of our nation's [veterans] of the First and Second World Wars are living in nursing homes.
06. The [veterans] marched proudly in the parade to the applause of the spectators.
07. A number of Canadian [veterans] of the Second World War visit Holland on a regular basis, where they continue to be welcomed as heroes.
08. In 1966, Yang Shangkun, a [veteran] of the Long March with Mao Zedong, became a victim of the Cultural Revolution when he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
09. The actress was a [veteran] of the stage and television before making her first feature film in 1994.
10. Our cat is an old, scarred [veteran] of countless fights with the other cats around the neighborhood.
11. There are not many [veterans] of the First World War still left alive in this country.
12. Max Cleland once said that within the soul of each Vietnam [veteran] there is probably something that says "Bad war, good soldier."
13. In 1987, a number of leading [veteran] revolutionaries, including Deng Xiao-Ping, stepped down from the Communist Party's guiding Central Committee in China.
14. The last surviving [veteran] of the American Civil War died in 1959 at the age of 117.

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  • vétéran — [ veterɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1554; adj. 1540; lat. veteranus, de vetus, veteris « vieux » 1 ♦ Antiq. rom. Soldat de métier ayant de nombreuses années de service. 2 ♦ (1791) Hist. Soldat qui a de longs états de service. « Fier vétéran âgé de quarante ans… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • veteran — VETERÁN, Ă, veterani, e, subst. 1. s.m. Ostaş roman liberat după terminarea serviciului militar şi care obţinea la liberarare o serie de privilegii. 2. s.m. Bărbat (în vârstă) care a participat la unul sau mai multe războaie. 3. s.m. şi f.… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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

  • 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. miles (3.466955… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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

  • veteran — I adjective adept, adroit, apt, capable, deft, dexterous, disciplined, experienced, expert, facile, finished, knowing, practiced, proficient, qualified, seasoned, skilled, sophisticated, talented, trained, tried, world wise II noun dean, expert,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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