a former soldier or veteran
an experienced or practised person
noun 1. the U.S. South before the Civil War. noun 1. the American South before the Civil War
noun 1. a group of four closely related Semitic languages, having a writing system and used from about the eighth to the fifth centuries b.c. in the southern part of Arabia.
noun 1. the Spanish language of the 12th to the 16th centuries. Abbreviation: OSp.
noun, American History. 1. an overland route from Santa Fe, N. Mex., to Los Angeles, Calif., first marked out in 1776 by Spanish explorers and missionaries.