|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|
"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|
"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|
"The stocks had a fast run-up"
|Related terms:||change meet|