part of speech: noun

definition 1: something that a person has done or lived through.

  • The war was a terrible experience for everyone.

definition 2: everything done or lived through in a person’s life.

  • I’ve learned so much from my grandmother’s experience.

definition 3: the repeated practice, activity, or observations that result in skill, ability, or wisdom.

  • We need a worker with two years of computer experience.
  • Captain Black has a lot of experience with that kind of boat.

synonyms: seasoning

definition 4: the knowledge or wisdom that one gets from practice, activity, or observation.

  • She uses her experience to solve problems on the job.


part of speech: verb

inflections: experiences, experiencing, experienced

definition: to go through; feel or know.

  • He experienced defeat for the first time.
  • She experienced pain after the accident.

synonyms: know

Word History
Experience is from a Latin word that means “to try out or test.”

Word Builder: experience +
experienced: having experience.