To experience religion
Experience Ex*pe"ri*ence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Experienced} ([e^]ks*p[=e]"r[i^]*enst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Experiencing} ([e^]ks*p[=e]"r[i^]*en*s[i^]ng).] 1. To make practical acquaintance with; to try personally; to prove by use or trial; to have trial of; to have the lot or fortune of; to have befall one; to be affected by; to feel; as, to experience pain or pleasure; to experience poverty; to experience a change of views. [1913 Webster]

The partial failure and disappointment which he had experienced in India. --Thirwall. [1913 Webster]

2. To exercise; to train by practice. [1913 Webster]

The youthful sailors thus with early care Their arms experience, and for sea prepare. --Harte. [1913 Webster]

{To experience religion} (Theol.), to become a convert to the doctrines of Christianity; to yield to the power of religious truth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Experience — Ex*pe ri*ence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Experienced} ([e^]ks*p[=e] r[i^]*enst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Experiencing} ([e^]ks*p[=e] r[i^]*en*s[i^]ng).] 1. To make practical acquaintance with; to try personally; to prove by use or trial; to have trial of; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Religion and mythology — differ, but have overlapping aspects. Both terms refer to systems of concepts that are of high importance to a certain community, making statements concerning the supernatural or sacred. Generally, mythology is considered one component or aspect… …   Wikipedia

  • Religion and politics — share an intimate and complex relationship. Religion is a set of beliefs and practices that are determined by one s view of reality and the supernatural. Politics is the process by which groups make decisions. Because one s view of reality has a… …   Wikipedia

  • religion — religionless, adj. /ri lij euhn/, n. 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and… …   Universalium

  • Religion — This article is about a general set of beliefs about life, purpose, etc.. For other uses, see Religion (disambiguation). Religious redirects here. For a member of a Catholic religious order, see Religious (Catholicism) …   Wikipedia

  • Experience — For other uses, see Experience (disambiguation). Experience as a general concept comprises knowledge of or skill in or observation of some thing or some event gained through involvement in or exposure to that thing or event.[1] The history of the …   Wikipedia

  • Religion in India — This article is about Republic of India s religious demographics. For religions originating in the Indian subcontinent, see Indian religions. A painting of Guru Nanak Dev Ji …   Wikipedia

  • Religion in Fiji — Prior to the introduction of Christianity and other belief systems, Fijian religion could be classified in modern terms as forms of animism and divination which strongly affected every aspect of life.Fiji today is generally considered a Christian …   Wikipedia

  • Religion in Turkey — Islam is the largest religion of Turkey. More than 99 percent of the population is Muslim, mostly Sunni. The Alevi community, a group of non orthodox Muslims, make up 10–25 percent of the population. Christianity (Greek Orthodox and Armenian… …   Wikipedia

  • experience — experienceable, adj. experienceless, adj. /ik spear ee euhns/, n., v., experienced, experiencing. n. 1. a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something: My encounter with the bear in the woods was a frightening experience …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”