I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VI. TIME

2. RELATIVE TIME; Time with reference to succession

Veteran.

[Antonyms: infant.]

[Nouns] veteran, old man, seer, patriarch, graybeard; grandfather, grandsire; grandam; gaffer, gammer; crone; pantaloon; sexagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian, centenarian; old stager; dotard [more].

preadamite, Methuselah, Nestor, old Parr; elders; forefathers (paternity) [more].

[Phrases] "superfluous lags the veteran on the stage" [Johnson].

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