• soldier who has been serving in the armed forces for a long time and has much experience; former member of the armed forces; one who is seasoned and experienced in any area
• of or pertaining to veterans; experienced, seasoned
• a veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces of their country, especially during a war.
• a veteran is also someone who has been involved in a particular activity for a long time.
• one who has served in the army for a long period of time
• one who has served in the army, former soldier in the army