experience n

Fr. to try, put to the test.

  1. Wisdom; understanding; common sense; learning by doing; knowledge resulting from trials; [fig.] mortality; life on earth.

experience [-ed] v

see experience, n.

  1. Receive; come to know; become acquainted with.
  2. Undergo; suffer; be subject to; arrive at a state of being.
  3. Test; prove; partake; use; practice; [fig.] know by reading; learn by studying; become acquainted with through language.