Definition and Meanings for experience

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Experience is ranked 1,182 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of experience

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of experience

f. exp, l. experientia, tr. experiens, experientis, p. pr. of experiri, expertus, to try; ex out + the root of peritus experienced. see peril, and cf. expert

Meaning of experience


as noun

  • trial, as a test or experiment.
  • the effect upon the judgment or feelings produced by any event, whether witnessed or participated in; personal and direct impressions as contrasted with description or fancies; personal acquaintance; actual enjoyment or suffering.
  • an act of knowledge, one or more, by which single facts or general truths are ascertained; experimental or inductive knowledge; hence, implying skill, facility, or practical wisdom gained by personal knowledge, feeling or action; as, a king without experience of war.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to make practical acquaintance with; to try personally; to prove by use or trial; to have trial of; to have the lot or fortune of; to have befall one; to be affected by; to feel; as, to experience pain or pleasure; to experience poverty; to experience a change of views.
  • to exercise; to train by practice.
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