What is veteran?


A veteran (from Latin vetus, meaning "old") is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field; " A veteran of ..." .

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Veteran, Queensland
... Veteran is an outer suburb of Gympie, Queensland, Australia 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-east of Gympie's central business district ... At the 2006 census, Veteran had a population of 718 ...
List Of Australian TV News Presenters Year By Year - Veteran
... Katrina Lee, TEN-10 (1978–1987) and (1991–1994) - 12 Years Veteran= Critical in the development of their particular news service or long standing role as news ...
Les West - Veteran Cycling
... West returned to cycling in the veteran class, and remarked on the fact that he was remembered by older neighbours in Stoke-on-Trent but not by others ... Warwickshire In September 2006, West became national champion of the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists and rode for GS Strada-Afford Rent-a-Car-Pinarello team which is sponsored by Phil Griffiths ...
List Of Veterans Of World War I Who Died In 2009–12 - World War I Era Veterans – 6 Veterans
... scope of "WWI", but are considered World War I-era veterans by the press or by their respective governments, or served in a related conflict ... Waldemar Levy 01900-12-044 December 13 ... May 2009 (108) Last Brazilian World War I-Era veteran, served in the Brazilian Army, joining in late 1918 but did not see action. 01897-08-044 August 1897 02009-01-011 January 2009 (111) Last Red Guard veteran from the Finnish Civil War ...
List Of Veterans Of World War I Who Died In 2009–12
... The following is a list of known veterans of the First World War (28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918) who died in 2009 (5 veterans), 2010 (1 veteran ... on 4 February 2012, was the last surviving veteran of any nation ...

More definitions of "veteran":

  • (noun): A person who has served in the armed forces.
    Synonyms: vet, ex-serviceman
  • (noun): A serviceman who has seen considerable active service.
    Synonyms: veteran soldier
  • (adj): Rendered competent through trial and experience.
    Example: "Veteran steadiness"; "a veteran officer"
    Synonyms: seasoned

Famous quotes containing the word veteran:

    A veteran journalist ... has never had time to think twice before he writes.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Science is, I believe, nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    Superfluous lags the veteran on the stage,
    Till pitying Nature signs the last release,
    And bids afflicted worth retire to peace.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)