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Definition of Veteran


  1. Long exercised in anything, especially in military life and the duties of a soldier; long practiced or experienced; as, a veteran officer or soldier; veteran skill.
  2. One who has been long exercised in any service or art, particularly in war; one who has had.

Veteran Quotations

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
Dan Lipinski

As a combat veteran, I know the cost of war.
Tulsi Gabbard

As a Korean War veteran, I know firsthand and understand the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.
Charles B. Rangel

For every veteran who goes through a divorce, a wife goes through one, too. For every veteran alone in the basement, there is a wife upstairs, bewildered, isolated and in despair from the dark clouds of war that hangs over family life.
Karl Marlantes

Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth.
Richard J. Codey
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Veteran Translations

veteran in Dutch is veteraan, oudgediende
veteran in German is ausgedient
veteran in Spanish is veterano
veteran in Swedish is veteran
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