(noun, verb)


1. the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities

- a man of experience

- experience is the best teacher

Definition categories: thought, education

2. the content of direct observation or participation in an event

- he had a religious experience

- he recalled the experience vividly

Definition categories: thought, content

3. an event as apprehended

- a surprising experience

- that painful experience certainly got our attention

Definition categories: event, happening, occurrence, occurrent

Sentences with experience as a noun:

- It was an experience he would not soon forget.


1. undergo or live through a difficult experience

Similar word(s): see

Definition categories: perception, undergo

2. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

Similar word(s): know, live

Definition categories: cognition, experience, see

3. go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

- experience vertigo

Similar word(s): get, have, receive

Definition categories: perception, undergo

4. undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

Similar word(s): feel

Definition categories: emotion

5. undergo

Similar word(s): have

Definition categories: change