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TOEFL IELTS BNC: 6394 COCA: 2389

veteran

1 ENTRIES FOUND:
veteran /ˈvɛtərən/ noun
plural veterans
veteran
/ˈvɛtərən/
noun
plural veterans
Learner's definition of VETERAN
[count]
: someone who fought in a war as a soldier, sailor, etc..老兵;老战士;老水手
called also (US, informal) vet
: someone who has a lot of experience in a particular activity, job, etc.经验丰富的人;老手

— veteran

adjective
TOEFL IELTS BNC: 6394 COCA: 2389

veteran

noun

vet·​er·​an ˈve-tə-rən How to pronounce veteran (audio)
ˈve-trən
1
a
: a former member of the armed forces
b
: an old soldier of long service
2
: a person of long experience usually in some occupation or skill (such as politics or the arts)
veteran adjective

Example Sentences

a veteran of the political scene He's a 10-year veteran with the team.
Recent Examples on the Web According to a press release from Pride Houston, Imran Yousuf, a military veteran and bouncer at the LGBT nightclub Pulse, will act as the honorary grand marshal during the city's pride parade. Naja Rayne, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2022 At the time, his individual plan cost about $89 a month with his military veteran discount. Veronica Dagher, WSJ, 9 Sep. 2022 David Johnson is a military veteran and alumnus of Southern Connecticut State University. Alison Cross, Hartford Courant, 5 Sep. 2022 The most dramatic came when McCutcheon coaxed a military veteran and explosives expert who had barricaded himself in his home with his family to come out of the house. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 12 Aug. 2022 Unfortunately for her, Foxx’s Bud is a military veteran who’s totally mercenary about vampire killing, fiercely cut-and-dried in his action mega-moves. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 11 Aug. 2022 On October 1, 2021, a U.S. military veteran whom Ahmad had worked with helped his family get on an evacuation flight to the United Arab Emirates. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, 11 Aug. 2022 Noah Shahnavaz, 24, had been an Elwood police officer for 11 months and a five-year military veteran. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Aug. 2022 Another top candidate, Jim Lamon, the founder of a solar energy firm, has touted his experience as a military veteran and entrepreneur. Meg Kinnard, Chicago Tribune, 1 Aug. 2022 See More

Word History

Etymology

Latin veteranus, from veteranus, adjective, old, of long experience, from veter-, vetus old — more at wether

First Known Use

1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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The first known use of veteran was in 1509
TOEFL IELTS BNC: 6394 COCA: 2389
veteran

noun¹

1sb who has served in the army, navy, etc.退伍軍人ADJECTIVE | VERB + VETERAN | VETERAN + VERB | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEcombat (especially NAmE) , war經歷過戰爭的老兵army, military, navy陸軍老兵;退伍軍人;海軍老兵decorated (especially NAmE) 佩戴勳章的老兵battle-hardened久經沙場的老兵ageing/aging, old年邁的/高齡老兵retired退伍老兵disabled, wounded傷殘的/受傷的老兵returning (especially NAmE) 返鄉的老兵Vietnam, World War Two, etc.參加過越戰、二戰等的老兵VERB + VETERANhonour/honor尊敬老兵Were veterans honoured and adequately rewarded for their sacrifice?付出犧牲的老兵得到尊重和應有的回報了嗎?VETERAN + VERBfight, serve老兵參戰veterans who served in Vietnam參加過越戰的老兵return老兵回家Veterans returned to heroes' welcomes.老兵回家時受到了英雄般的歡迎。PREPOSITIONveteran of⋯的老兵a veteran of World War Two參加過二戰的老兵
veteran

noun²

2sb with long experience of an activity, etc.老手ADJECTIVE | VETERAN + NOUN | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEbattle-scarred, grizzled, long-time (especially NAmE) , seasoned身經百戰的/頭髮斑白的/久經考驗的/有經驗的老手He is now a grizzled veteran of TV shows.他現在頭髮斑白,是位資深的電視節目主持人。He's a seasoned veteran of the political establishment.他是位經驗豐富的政壇老手。wily詭計多端的老手eight-year, seven-year, etc. * 8 年、7 年等的老手an eight-year veteran of the New York Yankees在紐約揚基隊打了 8 年球的老隊員industry業界老手VETERAN + NOUNcampaigner, leader, politician資深的活動家;經驗豐富的領袖;資深政治人物broadcaster, reporter資深播音員/記者actor, director經驗豐富的演員;資深導演defender, pitcher, player, quarterback, etc. (sport體育) 經驗豐富的防守隊員、投球手、球員、四分衞等PREPOSITIONveteran of⋯的老手a veteran of numerous political campaigns多次參加政治運動的老手

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