What does the word veteran mean?

Usage examples for veteran

  1. 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 by Wesson Gage Miller
  2. 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 by Samuel H. Fletcher