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- Veteran as a Noun
- Definitions of "Veteran" as a noun
- Synonyms of "Veteran" as a noun (10 Words)
- Usage Examples of "Veteran" as a noun
- Veteran as an Adjective
- Definitions of "Veteran" as an adjective
- Synonyms of "Veteran" as an adjective (1 Word)
- Usage Examples of "Veteran" as an adjective
- Associations of "Veteran" (30 Words)
The synonyms of “Veteran” are: old-timer, old hand, old stager, oldtimer, stager, warhorse, veteran soldier, ex-serviceman, vet, old, seasoned
Veteran as a Noun
Definitions of "Veteran" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “veteran” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- An ex-member of the armed forces.
- A person who has had long experience in a particular field.
- An experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service.
- A person who has served in the armed forces.
- A serviceman who has seen considerable active service.
Synonyms of "Veteran" as a noun (10 Words)
|ex-serviceman||A person who has served in the armed forces.|
|old||Past times especially in the phrase in days of old.|
|old hand||Past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old.|
|old stager||Past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old.|
|old-timer||An elderly man.|
|oldtimer||An experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service.|
|stager||A person whose job is to style and furnish properties for sale in such a way as to enhance their attractiveness to potential buyers.|
It s common for stagers to declutter and depersonalize homes by putting furniture and family photos into storage.
|vet||A veterinary surgeon.|
|veteran soldier||An experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service.|
|warhorse||A work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition.|
An old political warhorse.
Usage Examples of "Veteran" as a noun
- A Vietnam veteran.
- The veterans laughed at the new recruits.
- A veteran of two world wars.
- A veteran left-wing MP.
Veteran as an Adjective
Definitions of "Veteran" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “veteran” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Rendered competent through trial and experience.
Synonyms of "Veteran" as an adjective (1 Word)
|seasoned||Aged or processed.|
Usage Examples of "Veteran" as an adjective
- Veteran steadiness.
- A veteran officer.
Associations of "Veteran" (30 Words)
|adept||Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field.|
She is adept at cutting through red tape.
|adroit||Quick or skillful or adept in action or thought.|
His adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers.
|appropriately||In accordance with what is appropriate or suitable for the circumstances.|
Volunteers need to be approachable calm and able to respond appropriately.
|clever||Mentally quick and resourceful-Bram Stoker.|
I was up and about by this time though still not too clever.
|competence||The ability to do something successfully or efficiently.|
The court s competence has been accepted to cover these matters.
|competent||Having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully.|
An infinitely competent mother of three.
|craftsman||(in the UK) a qualified private soldier in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.|
As an actor he was a consummate craftsman.
|dexterous||Showing or having skill, especially with the hands.|
A dexterous keyboard player.
|dextrous||Skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands.|
|experienced||Having gained knowledge or skill in a particular field over time.|
She was experienced in marketing.
|expert||Of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood.|
An expert in healthcare.
|fluency||The ability to express oneself easily and articulately.|
Fluency in Spanish is essential.
|fluently||In a fluent manner.|
He writes fluently and authoritatively.
|intelligent||Exercising or showing good judgment.|
An intelligent solution.
|knowledgeable||Intelligent and well informed.|
A knowledgeable critic.
|learned||Showing, requiring, or characterized by learning; scholarly.|
A learned jurist.
|masterful||Having or revealing supreme mastery or skill.|
He looked masculine and masterful.
|practiced||Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude.|
A practiced marksman.
|professionally||In a way that relates to a profession or career.|
Professionally successful but emotionally unfulfilled adults.
|proficiency||The quality of having great facility and competence.|
He demonstrated his proficiency in Chinese.
|proficient||A person who is proficient.|
I was proficient at my job.
|repairman||A skilled worker whose job is to repair things.|
A TV repairman.
|seasoned||Rendered competent through trial and experience.|
|skilled||Having or showing or requiring special skill.|
Skilled legal advice.
|skillful||Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude.|
A lesser known but no less skillful composer.
|suitably||To a degree that is expected or appropriate in the circumstances.|
Dress suitably for the hot weather.
|technician||A person skilled in the technique of an art or craft.|
Liszt was one of the greatest piano technicians of all time.
|trained||Having been taught a particular skill or type of behaviour through practice and instruction over a period of time.|
A trained mind.
|virtuoso||Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field.|
A virtuoso performance.
|workforce||The force of workers available.|
A quarter of Galway s manufacturing workforce are being put out of a job.