What does the word experience mean?

Usage examples for experience

  1. This experience gives me a great respect for my bread and meat. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  2. If so, perhaps the writer's experience may save you some little time and trouble. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  3. He has had a good deal of experience of the sea, while I have never set foot on board ship till last year. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty