Veteran vs Adept - What's the difference?

veteran | adept |


As nouns the difference between veteran and adept

is that veteran is veteran while adept is one fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.

As an adjective adept is

well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

veteran

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person with long experience of a particular activity.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=70, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Engineers of a different kind , passage=Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers.
  • A person who has served in the armed forces, especially an old soldier who has seen long service.
  • Derived terms

    * Veterans Day

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Having had long experience, practice, or service.
  • * Macaulay
  • The insinuating eloquence and delicate flattery of veteran diplomatists and courtiers.
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  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=4 citation , passage=Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins like a veteran army that had marched down to drink, only to be stricken motionless at the water’s edge.}}
  • Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.
  • Anagrams

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    adept

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Well skilled; completely versed; thoroughly proficient
  • * 1837-1839 ,
  • Adept as she was, in all the arts of cunning and dissimulation, the girl Nancy could not wholly conceal the effect which the knowledge of the step she had taken, wrought upon her mind.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * inept

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One fully skilled or well versed in anything; a proficient; as, adepts in philosophy.
  • * 1841 , , Barnaby Rudge :
  • When he had achieved this task, he applied himself to the acquisition of stable language, in which he soon became such an adept , that he would perch outside my window and drive imaginary horses with great skill, all day.
  • * 1894-95 , , Jude the Obscure :
  • Others, alas, had an instinct towards artificiality in their very blood, and became adepts in counterfeiting at the first glimpse of it.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Anagrams

    * pated, taped

    References

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