verb (used with object), ex·pe·ri·enced, ex·pe·ri·enc·ing.
Origin of experience
SYNONYMS FOR experience
Examples from the Web for experiencing
There have been previous waves of people moving to Texas, and we are now experiencing the latest wave.
The discrimination and slights Abe experiences are “part and parcel of what we are experiencing in the world,” says Akhtar.Religion, Race, and a Broadway Hit: The Making of ‘Disgraced’|Tim Teeman|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, if someone is experiencing unremitting pain, he said, then death should not be considered harm.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life|Elizabeth Picciuto|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The people were in one way or another enjoying or experiencing the festival day.
Have you gone from experiencing one type of sexism to another?
He was experiencing emotions such as he had hardly ever experienced before.A House of Gentlefolk|Ivan Turgenev
Seated under the bower of jasmine and honeysuckle I felt as if I were experiencing the enchantment of paradise, of another Eden.The Story of a Child|Pierre Loti
He looked as if he was incapable of experiencing any of the softer sympathies of our nature.Old Jack|W.H.G. Kingston
Margery was trying to grasp Harriet, and the latter was experiencing some difficulty in keeping out of her clutches.The Meadow-Brook Girls in the Hills|Janet Aldridge
Ah, how many times, in experiencing what misfortune is, have I regretted the good I might have done.A Romance of the West Indies|Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for experiencing
- 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