ex·pe·ri·enced | \ ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)st \

Definition of experienced 

: made skillful or wise through experience : practiced an experienced driver

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Examples of experienced in a Sentence

The job calls for someone who is more experienced. for this delicate eye operation, seek out an experienced eye surgeon

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Pearce says the anesthetist and experienced cave diver would return to his home in Adelaide city soon. Fox News, "The Latest: Thai PM thanks people involved in cave rescue," 11 July 2018 The West Division coaching staff will handle the experienced players while the East Division staff over-sees the rookies. Cincinnati.com, "Freedom players head to all-star game," 10 July 2018 Virginia will have a young defense, and Louisville will bring a deep, experienced receiving group. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "How Louisville football can (and can't) beat Virginia," 5 July 2018 Surprisingly, the experienced group performed no better at the game. Kevin Lewis, BostonGlobe.com, "With the in-laws, talk politics at your own risk," 25 May 2018 Two days before South Alabama's spring football game, its most-experienced quarterback has left the program. Creg Stephenson, AL.com, "South Alabama quarterback Dallas Davis leaves program, two days before spring game," 12 Apr. 2018 The Kings were shorthanded due to injuries and resting veterans in favor of playing younger and less-experienced players. Jason Jones, sacbee, "'You have to get it on your own': Rudy Gay did just that in rallying Spurs past Kings | The Sacramento Bee," 9 Apr. 2018 Junior Kate Shaffer is part of an experienced group that gives Cersosimo that optimism. Joe Burns, courant.com, "High School Lacrosse: Optimism At Conard Despite Graduation Losses," 1 Apr. 2018 As a strong starting point, policymakers can hold back from making education policy changes without engaging the full and authentic input of those who are best qualified, experienced and trained to educate children — our educators. Nancy Webb, charlotteobserver, "Our NC Influencers weigh in on reader education question," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of experienced

1567, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for experienced

experience entry 1 + -ed entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of experienced

: having skill or knowledge from doing something : having experience


ex·pe·ri·enced | \ ik-ˈspir-ē-ənst \

Kids Definition of experienced

: made skillful or wise from having lived through or undergone something an experienced sailor

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