verb (used with object), ex·pe·ri·enced, ex·pe·ri·enc·ing.
- expense account,
- experience is the best teacher,
- experience meeting,
- experience point,
- experience table,
Origin of experience
Examples from the Web for experience
Women are more likely to recover sooner from birth and less likely to experience post-partum depression.
He flew with Captain Irianto, 53, who had 20,000 hours experience, more than 6,000 hours on the A320.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Faal has some experience in both political and security matters, it seems.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At such a moment, the pilot has no resources other than his own instincts and experience.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The shared feelings, the bubbling emotion, the awe: she became an experience.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thus my memory was really correct; I had merely forgotten the experience to which it referred.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
This seems good a priori reasoning, but experience does not confirm it.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various
Experience, at this rate, would be much like a paint of which the world pictures were made.Essays in Radical Empiricism|William James
Experience has made it well known that the children of the aged readily show degenerate types.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
To one experience of my tour as a lecturer I shall always be able to look back with satisfaction.My Discovery of England|Stephen Leacock
- the totality of characteristics, both past and present, that make up the particular quality of a person, place, or people
- the impact made on an individual by the culture of a people, nation, etcthe American experience
- the content of a perception regarded as independent of whether the apparent object actually existsCompare sense datum
- the faculty by which a person acquires knowledge of contingent facts about the world, as contrasted with reason
- the totality of a person's perceptions, feelings, and memories
Word Origin for experience
late 14c., "observation as the source of knowledge; actual observation; an event which has affected one," from Old French esperience (13c.) "experiment, proof, experience," from Latin experientia "knowledge gained by repeated trials," from experientem (nominative experiens), present participle of experiri "to try, test," from ex- "out of" (see ex-) + peritus "experienced, tested," from PIE root *per- "to lead, pass over" (see peril). Meaning "state of having done something and gotten handy at it" is from late 15c.
1530s, "to test, try;" see experience (n.). Sense of "feel, undergo" first recorded 1580s. Related: Experiences; experiencing.