ex·​pe·​ri·​enced | \ ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)st How to pronounce experienced (audio) \

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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The Bulls were a talented and experienced group thanks to the return of 16 starters, including AAC Offensive Player of the Year Quinton Flowers, making them the favorites to win the conference title in 2017. Matt Murschel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "USF moves on without Quinton Flowers, Bulls are No. 72 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 16 June 2018 From preparation of financial statements and fund accounting to tax preparation and investor servicing, UMBFS offers the opportunity for its clients to outsource these time-intensive tasks to a capable and experienced team. Jessica Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "At UMB Fund Services, culture is a competitive advantage," 4 May 2018 The tight end group is thin and experienced, including fourth-round pick Dalton Schultz, Rico Gathers, Geoff Swaim and Blake Jarwin, who have combined for nine catches for 94 yards in 29 career games. Clarence E. Hill Jr., star-telegram, "Jason Witten is calling it a career, has informed the Cowboys of his plans to retire | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 3 May 2018 Both will have a hard time cracking the rotation at linebacker this season, as Auburn returns three experienced seniors who are projected to start and touts two sophomores who should see increased playing time this fall. Tom Green, AL.com, "Travis Williams: Auburn's incoming freshman linebackers 'made of the right stuff'," 27 Apr. 2018 There are brilliant and experienced experts in this field, who will refine and execute a curriculum, and unlike us, have made careers out of anti-bias training in a variety of settings. Breanna Edwards, The Root, "Starbucks Tapped Public Policy, Racial-Justice Organizations to Help With Bias Training, but What Will Change Look Like?," 26 Apr. 2018 If the show's writing and visual language don't give it away, Saul happens to boast one of television's most experienced and creative staff and crew. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "No lasers or Linux hacks, but Better Call Saul remains one of TV’s techiest shows," 27 Aug. 2018 Scott Frantz, Abdul Beecham, Adam Holtorf and Tyler Mitchell started every game last season and form one of the most experienced fronts in the conference. Matt Murschel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Steady Kansas State is No. 44 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 14 July 2018 And according to Dietmar Harhoff of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, a think-tank, experienced managers are more willing to join startups. The Economist, "A new breed of German startups," 16 June 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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The first known use of experienced was in 1567

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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 How to pronounce experienced (audio) \

Kids Definition of experienced

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

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