Part of speech: adjective

Old in service.

Part of speech: adjective

Belonging to a veteran.

Part of speech: noun

One long in service, as an old soldier.

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Usage examples "veteran":

  1. The Union army had escaped defeat; Lincoln had been able to announce to the Northern people that Lee's victorious career had at length been checked; and 12, 000 veteran soldiers, the flower of the Southern army, had fallen in battle. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
  2. Henry Requa, in 1855, but it was so far advanced that it was dedicated in July, 1853, by the pioneer veteran, Rev. - "Thirty Years in the Itinerancy", Wesson Gage Miller.
  3. Pillow, the veteran general, flushed with temporary success, refused to recognize the authority of Floyd, whom he regarded as a civilian, finally took matters into his own hands and ordered Buckner to renew the attack upon our right. - "The History of Company A, Second Illinois Cavalry", Samuel H. Fletcher.