Veteran vs Royal - What's the difference?

veteran | royal |

As nouns the difference between veteran and royal

is that veteran is veteran while royal is (soccer) someone connected with , as a fan, player, coach etc.

As a proper noun royal is


As an adjective royal is

(used in terms of address or reference to members of a royal family).



(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


  • Having had long experience, practice, or service.
  • * Macaulay
  • The insinuating eloquence and delicate flattery of veteran diplomatists and courtiers.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , 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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    Alternative forms

    * roial (obsolete), roiall (obsolete), royall (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to a monarch or their family.
  • *
  • He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance.But she said she must go back, and when they joined the crowd again her partner was haled off with a frightened look to the royal circle, […].
  • Having the air or demeanour of a monarch.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio?
  • (nautical) In large sailing ships, of a mast right above the topgallant mast and its sails.
  • royal''' mast;  '''royal sail
  • (boxing, military) Free-for-all, especially involving multiple combatants.
  • (informal) (Used as an intensifier).
  • a royal pain in the neck


    * (of a monarch) kingly (of a king), monarchical, princely (of a prince), queenly (of a queen), regal * (sense, having a monarch's air) majestic, stately, regal * (informal intensifier) major

    Derived terms

    * give the royal treatment * rhyme royal * Royal * royal albatross * royal family * royal flush * royalist * royal jelly * royal kite * royally * royal moth * royal spoonbill * royal walnut * royal walnut moth * royal tennis * royalty * royal we * royal wedding


    (en noun)
  • A royal person; a member of a royal family.
  • (paper, printing) A standard size of printing paper, measuring 25 by 20 inches.
  • (dated) The Australian decimal currency intended to replace the pound in 1966; was changed to "dollar" before it was actually circulated.
  • The fourth tine of an antler's beam.
  • (nautical) In large sailing ships, square sail over the topgallant sail.
  • An old English gold coin, the rial.
  • (military) A small mortar.
  • See also

    (Other semantically related terms) * emperor * imperial * king * monarch * prince * princess * queen


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