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I play an 89-year-old man whose wife has Alzheimer's in a movie called 'Still.' I play a World War II veteran, I acted with my son and it's called 'Memorial Day.'
James Cromwell

Meaning of "veteran" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VETERAN

From Latin veterānus, from vetus old.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VETERAN

veteran  [ˈvɛtərən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VETERAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Veteran is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES VETERAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Veteran

A veteran is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field; " A veteran of...". This page refers to military veterans, i.e., a person who has served or is serving in the armed forces. Those veterans that have had direct exposure to acts of military conflict may also be referred to as war veterans.

Definition of veteran in the English dictionary

The first definition of veteran in the dictionary is a person or thing that has given long service in some capacity. Other definition of veteran is a soldier who has seen considerable active service. Veteran is also a person who has served in the military forces.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VETERAN


cateran
ˈkætərən
chiropteran
kaɪˈrɒptərən
coleopteran
ˌkɒlɪˈɒptərən
dictyopteran
ˌdɪktɪˈɒptərən
dipteran
ˈdɪptərən
hemipteran
hɪˈmɪptərən
heteropteran
ˌhɛtəˈrɒptərən
homopteran
həʊˈmɒptərən
hymenopteran
ˌhaɪmɪˈnɒptərən
hymenopteron
ˌhaɪmɪˈnɒptərən
isopteran
aɪˈsɒptərən
Lateran
ˈlætərən
lepidopteran
ˌlɛpɪˈdɒptərən
neuropteran
njʊˈrɒptərən
neuropteron
njʊˈrɒptərən
nonveteran
ˌnɒnˈvɛtərən
orthopteran
ɔːˈθɒptərən
orthopteron
ɔːˈθɒptərən
tetrapteran
tɛˈtræptərən
trichopteran
traɪˈkɒptərən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VETERAN

vet
vet.
vetch
vetchling
vetchy
veteran car
Veterans Administration
Veterans Day
veterinarian
veterinary
veterinary medicine
veterinary science
veterinary surgeon
vetiver
vetivert
vetkoek
veto
veto message
vetoer
vetoless

WORDS THAT END LIKE VETERAN

cladoceran
cordilleran
dermapteran
ephemeropteran
foraminiferan
foreran
Lutheran
Meran
moneran
poriferan
reran
rotiferan
Teheran
Teleran
the Lateran

Synonyms and antonyms of veteran in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «VETERAN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «veteran» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of veteran

Translation of «veteran» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VETERAN

Find out the translation of veteran to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of veteran from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «veteran» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

老兵的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

veterano
570 millions of speakers

English

veteran
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दिग्गज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُحَنَّك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опытный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

veterano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঝানু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chevronné
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Veteran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

altgedient
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

老練な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

노련한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Veteran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kỳ cựu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதுபெரும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनुभवी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

emektar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

veterano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wytrawny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

досвідчений
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

veteran
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παλαίμαχος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

veteraan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

erfaren
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

veteran-
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of veteran

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VETERAN»

The term «veteran» is very widely used and occupies the 6.597 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VETERAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about veteran

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10 QUOTES WITH «VETERAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word veteran.
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Freddy Adu
Obviously, I'm at the beginning of my career, contrary to what anyone else thinks. I'm 19 years old. In any other country, everywhere else, you're a prospect. And that's what I am right now in Europe. I'm a prospect. I'm not a seasoned veteran.
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Norman Ralph Augustine
There are no lazy veteran lion hunters.
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Howard Bach
Coming in as a veteran, I'd like to finish with a gold medal.
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Spencer Bachus
By interviewing at least one veteran, you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost. My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P.O.W. in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording his story for inclusion in the project.
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Shukla Bose
I'm not a trained academic. Neither am I a veteran social worker. I was 26 years in the corporate world, trying to make organizations profitable. And then in 2003 I started Parikrma Humanity Foundation from my kitchen table.
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Scott Brooks
I've been around young, talented, non-coachable players. I've been around veteran, talented, non-coachable players. No matter what you do, sooner or later - even if a coach comes in that's able to connect with them - if that's who they are, they're going to go back to it.
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Richard J. Codey
Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth.
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Mike Coffman
I am a Marine Corps veteran, but more importantly - or as important maybe - I'm the chairman of the Oversight Investigation Subcommittee and the House Veterans Affair Committee.
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Suzanne Collins
My father was career military. He was a veteran, he was a doctor of political science, he taught at West Point and Air Command Staff and lectured at the War College.
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James Cromwell
I play an 89-year-old man whose wife has Alzheimer's in a movie called 'Still.' I play a World War II veteran, I acted with my son and it's called 'Memorial Day.'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VETERAN»

Discover the use of veteran in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to veteran and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Veteran
"Each of the stories in this volume is Forsyth in top form. The writing exceeds expectations, the stories are never less than compelling, and the suspense in each of them is nonstop.
Frederick Forsyth, 2014
2
The War Veteran in Film
In this book, the author examines 125 movies from the classical era to the 20th century that feature the war veteran.
Emmett Early, 2003
3
Couple-Based Interventions for Military and Veteran ...
Presenting couple-based interventions uniquely tailored to the mental health needs of military and veteran couples and families, this book is current, practical, and authoritative.
Douglas K. Snyder, Candice M. Monson, 2012
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Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America [2 volumes]
From the American Revolution to today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America captures the experiences and lives of our nation's veterans in a comprehensive, unprecedented way.
William A. Pencak, 2009
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Combating Tobacco Use in Military and Veteran Populations
The health and economic costs of tobacco use in military and veteran populations are high.
Committee on Smoking Cessation in Military and Veteran Populations, Roberta Wedge, Stuart Bondurant, 2009
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'Veteran Declared Dead But Yet Still Alive': The 'John Evans ...
You know this is something that you think is probably just 'a ridiculous error on the part of the government; surely it's going be cleared up give some considerable time!
John Evans, 2011
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Stopping the Brain Drain of Skilled Veteran Teachers: ...
Addressing these concerns, this book challenges the “good news only" theory of early retirement promotions which suggest that veteran educators are no longer needed as they age and that their retirement is the only way schools can survive ...
William L. Fibkins, 2012
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Veteran Motor Cars
This book describes how the motor car developed from its unpromising origins in the 1880s and 1890s, when motoring was mainly a hobby for wealthy eccentrics, until it came to be seen as a serious means of transport.
Michael E. Ware, 1983
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Colonisation and Veteran Settlement in Italy: 47-14 B.C.
Comprehensive study of the epigraphic and archaeological evidence for the settlement of Caesar and Augustus's veterans - and of the impact of colonisation on town and countryside in the last years of the Republic.
L. J. F. Keppie, 1983
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Veteran
" Veteran is a fast paced, intricately plotted violent SF Thriller set in a dark future against the backdrop of a seemingly never ending war against an unknowable and implacable alien enemy.
Gavin Smith, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VETERAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term veteran is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ohio veteran wins battle to fly American flag
The Ohio veteran won a battle to display the American flag outside his apartment, ... “I'm a veteran, my grandfather's a veteran, my dad's a veteran,” Ludwig said. «Fox News, Aug 15»
2
Account in Post from Iraq War veteran prompts Fairfax police inquiry
The Fairfax County Police Department has opened an internal inquiry into an incident involving a county resident who says he was awoken last month by police ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
To Help US Veterans Charity, George W. Bush Charged $100000
Former President George W. Bush charged $100,000 to speak at a charity fundraiser for U.S. military veterans severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
4
Congress OKs new ID cards for all veterans
Congress on Tuesday approved plans to offer new veteran ID cards to ... Supporters called it a simple move to honor the sacrifice and service of veterans. «Military Times, Jul 15»
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Veteran with PTSD Denied Ride on Bus Because of Service Dog
Daniel Wright, a Purple Heart veteran who served 11 years in the Marines and the Army, was denied a ride on a New Jersey transit bus because of his ... «People Magazine, Jun 15»
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Veteran 'dumbfounded' over war photo
In 2012, a veterans group gave them to Perkins-Carpenter, in hopes she could find out who the people were in the photos and get them to family members. «CNN, Jun 15»
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Veteran Investor Sam Isaly Picks Top Biotech Stocks
Q: When we talked last year, you declared that Big Biotech “was the best place for the next 12 months” [see Q&A, “Veteran Investor's Top Biotech and Drug ... «Barron's, Jun 15»
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Suicide rate of female military veterans is called 'staggering'
New government research shows that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women, a startling finding that experts say ... «Los Angeles Times, Jun 15»
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The Risk of Over-Thanking Our Veterans
Unfortunately, the modern-day lionization of veterans has itself gone too far. In Washington, this knee-jerk support has resulted in policy decisions that will hurt ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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America's oldest World War II veteran has turned 109, and he still …
America's oldest-living veteran has turned 109 years old, and he still smokes 12 cigars a day. Richard Overton, an Army veteran of World War II now living in ... «Business Insider, May 15»

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