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any person who has been expierenced in a certain area for a long period. mostly used in terms of war.
my grandpa is a veteran of wwii and killed 10 nazis with his bare hands!
by gunslingergirlvy_c_e February 24, 2006
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a person who served in the armed forces of his/her country, regardless whether said person ever fought in a war.
James served in the Navy during the Eighties. He helped protect America from the Russian bear. He is a Cold War veteran.
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Any person having had long experience or practice in something.
Durak is a veteran of Netstorm.
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A person of long experience in a particular field.

For example,
(a) A military veteran
(b) A forum veteran
(c) A political veteran
(a) My great-granddaddy was a motorcycle messenger with the armed forces in France during WWII.

(b) Bob is a forum veteran, because he's been a member of RaGEZONE for years, since like, forever...

(c) William Lyon Mackenzie King was a political veteran. He was the longest serving Prime Minister in the history of The Commonwealth.
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Veteran - vet-er-uh n -noun

1. Person who wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including one's life.
A veteran is forgotton until needed.
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A veteran is a former member of the Armed Forces of the United States (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration )
Even though Jane was in the ch-Air Force, she is a military veteran.
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