Veterans and civilians - synonyms or related words
someone who does not belong to the armed forces or the police
relating to people who are not in the armed forces or the police
informal a civilian. This word is used mainly by people in the armed forces.
collateral damage noun
ordinary citizens who are killed during a war. This word is used especially by military officers.
someone who is moved away from their home because of a dangerous situation such as a war
ex-service personnel are people who used to be in the armed forces
a man who used to be in the armed services
someone who is not involved in fighting during a war
mainly Americaninformal a veteran
someone who was in the armed forces, especially during a war
war effort noun
work that is done during a war, usually by people who are not fighting but are doing other things to help their country keep fighting