ex·​pe·​ri·​enced ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)st How to pronounce experienced (audio)
: made skillful or wise through experience : practiced
an experienced driver

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
Recent Examples on the Web Tanya Edwards is an experienced parents, food, beauty, and health journalist who has been writing and editing parenting and beauty stories for over a decade. Tanya Edwards, Parents, 25 Sep. 2023 Find it: Breckenridge Crested Butte Mountain Resort Crested Butte Mountain Resort is one of the best ski resorts in Colorado for experienced skiers and snowboarders, since about a third of its 121 runs are considered advanced or expert level. Brandon Perlman, Travel + Leisure, 24 Sep. 2023 In 2014, the group hired John Barkett, an experienced environmental lawyer from Florida, to act as an outside allocator and deliver a report suggesting how the parties should divide the costs. Lulu Ramadan, ProPublica, 24 Sep. 2023 According to a defense official familiar with the investigation, the pilot is an experienced Marine Corps aviator with decades of experience. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 22 Sep. 2023 The Marines have described the pilot as an experienced aviator with decades of experience in the cockpit. CBS News, 22 Sep. 2023 After a strong freshman season on junior varsity, Moody earned the starting role on a highly experienced varsity team with the highest of expectations. Glenn Graham, Baltimore Sun, 20 Sep. 2023 He has been touted as a versatile, experienced receiver who can thrive in a number of situations and might even emerge as a No. 1. Khari Thompson, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2023 The New Jersey man, an experienced caver, traveled to the cave in Turkey’s Taurus Mountains in order to map a new passage. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of experienced was in 1567

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“Experienced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/experienced. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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ex·​pe·​ri·​enced ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)st How to pronounce experienced (audio)
: made skillful or wise through experience
an experienced driver

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