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.
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!
Any person having had long experience or practice in something.
Durak is a veteran of Netstorm.
A person of long experience in a particular field.
(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.