Aristocrat vs Veteran - What's the difference?

aristocrat | veteran |

As nouns the difference between aristocrat and veteran

is that aristocrat is one of the aristocracy, nobility, or people of rank in a community; one of a ruling class; a noble (originally in revolutionary france) while veteran is veteran.

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(en noun)
  • One of the aristocracy, nobility, or people of rank in a community; one of a ruling class; a noble (originally in Revolutionary France).
  • A proponent of aristocracy; an advocate of aristocratic government.
  • * 1974 : (2nd edition, revised; Penguin Classics; ISBN 0140440488), Translator’s Introduction, pages 51 and 53:
  • Professor Fite, in The Platonic Legend , deprecates earlier idealization, and finds Plato to be an aristocrat , something of a snob, and the advocate of a restrictively organized society.
    Plato was, as has so often been observed, temperamentally an aristocrat . And he believed that the qualities needed in his rulers were, in general, hereditary, and that given knowledge and opportunity you could deliberately breed for them.


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    (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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