- experience [ek spir′ē əns, ikspir′ē əns]n.[ME < OFr < L experientia, trial, proof, experiment < experiens, prp. of experiri, to try, test: see PERIL]1. the act of living through an event or events; personal involvement in or observation of events as they occur2. anything observed or lived through [an experience he'll never forget]3.a) all that has happened in one's life to date [not within his experience]b) everything done or undergone by a group, people in general, etc.4. the effect on a person of anything or everything that has happened to that person; individual reaction to events, feelings, etc.5.a) activity that includes training, observation of practice, and personal participationb) the period of such activityc) knowledge, skill, or practice resulting from thisvt.experienced, experiencingto have experience of; personally encounter or feel; meet with; undergo
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.