Definitions of experience

  1.   undergo; " The stocks had a fast run- up"
  2.   To undergo personally; feel.
  3.   go or live through; " We had many trials to go through"; " he saw action in Viet Nam"
  4.   the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities; " a man of experience"; " experience is the best teacher"
  5.   To try by use, by suffering, or by enjoyment; to know by practice or trial; to suffer.
  6.   Experiential.
  7.   Trial; knowledge gained by trial; result of observation.
  8.   The ascertained result of a series of trials or experiments; observation of a fact or of the same facts or events happening under like circumstances; what one has felt and learned by enjoying or suffering; knowledge derived from trials, use, practice, or a series of observations.
  9.   Trial, as a test or experiment.
  10.   To know by trial or endurance.
  11.   To come to know by personal trial or feeling.
  12.   Knowledge derived from one's own action, perception, or endurance.
  13.   Trial, practice, proof, or test; esp. frequent trial or a series of trials; observation of a fact, or of the same fact or events happening under like circumstances; continued and varied observation; " Having broadly laid down the principle that all the materials of our knowledge come from experience, Locke goes on to explain his theory more particularly."- J. D. Morell: the knowledge gained by trial, or repeated trials, or observation; practical acquaintance with any matter by personal observation or trial of it, by feeling the effects of it, by living through it, and the like; practical wisdom taught by the changes and trials of life; " To most men experience is like the stern- lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed."- Coleridge; individual or particular instance of trial or observation; " This is what distance does for us, the harsh and bitter features of this or that experience are slowly obliterated and memory begins to look on the past."- W. Black; " The like holds good with respect to the relations between sounds and vibrating objects which we learn only by a generalization of experiences."- H. Spencer: experiment.
  14.   Something undergone, enjoyed, etc.
  15.   To make practical acquaintance with; to try, or prove, by use, by suffering, or by enjoyment; to have happen to or befall one; as, we all experience pain, sorrow, and pleasure; we experience good and evil; we often experience a change of sentiments and views: to train by practice; to exercise.
  16.   Knowledge gained by frequent trial or by experiment; practice; knowledge from observation.
  17.   Personal trial and practice; knowledge gained by trial and practice; something lived through.
  18.   an event as apprehended; " a surprising experience"; " that painful experience certainly got our attention"
  19.   the content of direct observation or participation in an event; " he had a religious experience"; " he recalled the experience vividly"
  20.   of mental or physical states or experiences; " 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"
  21.   undergo an emotional sensation; " She felt resentful"; " He felt regret"
  22.   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.
  23.   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"; " I lived through two divorces"
  24.   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.
  25.   To be taught by practice or experiment; to know by trial.

Quotes of experience

  1. Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to. – Ezra Taft Benson
  2. Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity. – Calvin Coolidge
  3. The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience – Emily Dickinson
  4. When I do a character, I try to base it on someone I have met or an experience I've had. – Illeana Douglas
  5. The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter. – Isadora Duncan
  6. If your faith is opposed to experience to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression. – Edgar Watson Howe
  7. If you take a lie and allow your desire for the truth, you'll end up with some truth- not fact, but something that gets you closer to the truth. That's what we want. When we go to a play, we need to be assured that the experience we're having. – Denis Johnson
  8. Let's say black, the whole black religious experience here, is very impressive to me, because when I first arrived I realized that people carry their faith with so much pride. – Boris Kodjoe
  9. The experience of using a Rolleiflex camera is very different than using a SLR. – Matthew Modine
  10. It is important to express oneself... provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience – Berthe Morisot
  11. Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. – Pete Seeger
  12. The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience insight and understanding. – Edward Steichen
  13. In those days a concert was a personal experience I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience, and of course big stadiums didn't enable you to do that. It wasn't my style. – Cat Stevens
  14. I had years of experience that I still needed to accumulate and go through. – Margaret Whiting
  15. Experience is what enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. – Earl Wilson

Usage examples for experience

  1. “ I hope you won't have the same experience with Mr. Hardley, Tom." ” – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  2. I've had such an experience – The Diamond Pin by Carolyn Wells
  3. This is my own experience – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. He ought to have known better from past experience – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  5. He had had experience of the rise, not of the fall. ” – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  6. The events I experience within me I can write of all the less, because I could not even tell them, so necessary is it to me to feel or- to act. ” – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  7. Indeed, I would not have missed the experience for a lady- in- waiting- ship. ” – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  8. It was really quite an experience and some of the commissioners wondered if we could not go back again the next day. ” – A Journey Through France in War Time by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  9. Such a man in such a station was out of his experience – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  10. This was my first experience – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  11. “ I know it now by experience – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  12. This experience gives me a great respect for my bread and meat. ” – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  13. How can we be dull or heavy while we have that new experience to look forward to? ” – Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness by Henry van Dyke
  14. Without it no use could be made of past experience – Rural Life and the Rural School by Joseph Kennedy
  15. It's my first experience you know, and I think I'm doing pretty well, don't you? ” – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  16. And what had he not known in his city experience – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. If your experience of that life is- as I hope and pray it may be- a happy one, you will need me no longer; we may not meet again. ” – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  18. You speak my experience – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  19. I've had to do with them for more years than I like to count, and I speak from experience – A Crime of the Under-seas by Guy Boothby
  20. You've had experience maybe. ” – Six Short Plays, Complete by John Galsworthy

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