Translation of veteran in Spanish:

veteran

Pronunciation: /ˈvetərən/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (of war) veterano, (masculine, feminine) de guerra a veteran of the Second World War un veterano de la Segunda Guerra Mundial (before noun/delante del nombre) [soldier] veterano 1.2 (of military service) (American English/inglés norteamericano) licenciado (masculine) del servicio militar
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    • He was one of several MPs from all parties who supported those campaigning for a medal for veterans who served in Egypt.
    • Army veterans who served in World War Two have joined the campaign to save their former regiment.
    • The description was wholeheartedly endorsed by veterans who served under the Brigadier.
    1.3 (experienced person) veterano, (masculine, feminine) a veteran of local politics un veterano de la política local (before noun/delante del nombre) [actor/reporter] veterano
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    • The new players have provided tough competition to the veterans in the field.
    • This veteran found the experience so outlandish that he could not tell anyone about it.
    • Separately, however, they were veterans of the festival experience as solo performers.

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