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 experiences
Both Ney and Abramoff have reentered the public spotlight following their sentences, writing books about their experiences.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Was there something linked to something a little more universal as far as experiences are concerned?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His later books drew heavily from experiences and people he encountered at the bar, including the cruel captain in The Sea-Wolf.
Her experiences are recorded in a prison diary in which she has visions that have significance for the whole community.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots|Candida Moss|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Large universities may not be representative of experiences at mid-size or small colleges.
Our next time up after our Christmas Day experiences were full of incident and adventure.Bullets & Billets|Bruce Bairnsfather
This and many like experiences caused the Pawnees to believe that their revered leader led a charmed life.Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences|Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Dr. Cassolani had described me as an authoress, adding that I intended to publish the experiences of my journey.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
In that final absorption all remembrance of its past experiences is lost.History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science|John William Draper
For a few years her experiences had been strangely interwoven with those of the Treshams.A Singer from the Sea|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
- 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.