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Meaning & Definition of Experience in English

English

Experience

/ɪkspɪriəns/

noun

1. The accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities

  • "A man of experience"
  • "Experience is the best teacher"
    synonym:
  • experience

2. The content of direct observation or participation in an event

  • "He had a religious experience"
  • "He recalled the experience vividly"
    synonym:
  • experience

3. An event as apprehended

  • "A surprising experience"
  • "That painful experience certainly got our attention"
    synonym:
  • experience

verb

1. Go or live through

  • "We had many trials to go through"
  • "He saw action in viet nam"
    synonym:
  • experience
  • ,
  • see
  • ,
  • go through

2. Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

  • "I know the feeling!"
  • "Have you ever known hunger?"
  • "I have lived a kind of hell when i was a drug addict"
  • "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"
  • "I lived through two divorces"
    synonym:
  • know
  • ,
  • experience
  • ,
  • live

3. Go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

  • "Get an idea"
  • "Experience vertigo"
  • "Get nauseous"
  • "Receive injuries"
  • "Have a feeling"
    synonym:
  • experience
  • ,
  • receive
  • ,
  • have
  • ,
  • get

4. Undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

  • "She felt resentful"
  • "He felt regret"
    synonym:
  • feel
  • ,
  • experience

5. Undergo

  • "The stocks had a fast run-up"
    synonym:
  • have
  • ,
  • experience

Examples of using

That was quite an experience we had yesterday.
They asked a lot of questions about my past experience.
If someone can't remember his past, he's doomed to experience it anew.