Mentor vs Veteran - What's the difference?

mentor | veteran |

As a proper noun mentor

is (greek mythology) odysseus's trusted counselor he was assigned the responsibility to raise odysseus's son telemachus, while odysseus was away fighting in troy.

As a noun veteran is





(wikipedia mentor) (en noun)
  • A wise and trusted counselor or teacher
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To act as someone's mentor
  • See also

    * coach * nestor * sponsor * Article on the etymology and history of the word “mentor” on




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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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