1. [ noun ] the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities

"a man of experience" "experience is the best teacher"

Related terms: inexperience education woodcraft familiarization
2. [ noun ] the content of direct observation or participation in an event

"he had a religious experience" "he recalled the experience vividly"

Related terms: content world life reminder reliving have know
3. [ noun ] an event as apprehended

"a surprising experience" "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

Related terms: happening time loss ordeal taste augury flash appalling vision blast out-of-body_experience near-death_experience head_trip high_point have
4. [ verb ] go or live through
Synonyms: go_through undergo see

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

Related terms: participate witness feel suffer know enjoy suffer come
5. [ verb ] have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
Synonyms: know live

"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"

Related terms: relive taste
6. [ verb ] of mental or physical states or experiences
Synonyms: have get receive undergo

: "get an idea" "experience vertigo" "get nauseous" "undergo a strange sensation" "The chemical undergoes a sudden change" "The fluid undergoes shear" "receive injuries" "have a feeling"

Related terms: take suffer respire labor horripilate perceive
7. [ verb ] undergo an emotional sensation
Synonyms: feel

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

Related terms: harbor suffer repent rejoice recapture feel_pride burn pride sympathize fume glow fly_high die glow anger chafe smolder seethe sadden take_pride cool_off feel_for
8. [ verb ] undergo
Synonyms: have

"The stocks had a fast run-up"

Related terms: change meet
Similar spelling:   experienced