Definitions for experience

Definitions for (noun) experience

Main entry: experience

Definition: the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities

Usage: a man of experience; experience is the best teacher

Main entry: experience

Definition: the content of direct observation or participation in an event

Usage: he had a religious experience; he recalled the experience vividly

Main entry: experience

Definition: an event as apprehended

Usage: a surprising experience; that painful experience certainly got our attention

Definitions for (verb) experience

Main entry: experience, have

Definition: undergo

Usage: The stocks had a fast run-up

Main entry: know, live, experience

Definition: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

Usage: 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

Main entry: feel, experience

Definition: undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

Usage: She felt resentful; He felt regret

Main entry: receive, experience, get, have

Definition: go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

Usage: get an idea; experience vertigo; get nauseous; receive injuries; have a feeling

Main entry: see, go through, experience

Definition: go or live through

Usage: We had many trials to go through; he saw action in Viet Nam

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