veteran

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See also: Veteran, veterán, and vétéran

English[edit]

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Borrowed from Middle French vétéran, from Latin veterānus.

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Noun[edit]

veteran (plural veterans)

  1. A person with long experience of a particular activity.
    • 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
      Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. [] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
  2. A person who has served in the armed forces, especially an old soldier who has seen long service.

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veteran (not comparable)

  1. Having had long experience, practice, or service.
    • Macaulay
      The insinuating eloquence and delicate flattery of veteran diplomatists and courtiers.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins like a veteran army that had marched down to drink, only to be stricken motionless at the water’s edge.
  2. Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin veteranus (old, veteran), from vetus (aged, ancient, old).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vetəraːn/, [vetˢəˈʁɑːˀn]

Noun[edit]

veteran c (singular definite veteranen, plural indefinite veteraner)

  1. veteran

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin veteranus.

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veteran m (definite singular veteranen, indefinite plural veteraner, definite plural veteranene)

  1. a veteran

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin veteranus.

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veteran m (definite singular veteranen, indefinite plural veteranar, definite plural veteranane)

  1. a veteran

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French vétéran, Latin veteranus. Compare bătrân, a doublet inherited from the same source.

Noun[edit]

veteran m (plural veterani)

  1. veteran (person who has served in the armed forces, or figuratively a person with a long experience of a particular activity; also used in the context of Ancient Rome, referring to a freed soldier granted citizenship and privileges for his service)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin veteranus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋetěraːn/
  • Hyphenation: ve‧te‧ran

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vetèrān m (Cyrillic spelling ветѐра̄н)

  1. veteran

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin veteranus.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

veteran c

  1. a veteran; a former member of armed forces
  2. a veteran, a person with long experience

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Declension of veteran 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative veteran veteranen veteraner veteranerna
Genitive veterans veteranens veteraners veteranernas

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