Someone experienced has first-hand knowledge of something. A 10-year veteran is an experienced baseball player.

Experience is time you spend doing or learning something. If you've had a job as a welder, you have welding experience. When someone is described as experienced, it means they have first-hand knowledge about something. An experienced teacher has been teaching for years. An experienced writer has written many books or articles. An experienced soldier has been in the field for a while. People who are experienced tend to be wise: they know what they're talking about.

Definitions of experienced
  1. adjective
    having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation
    synonyms: experient
    full-fledged, fully fledged
    (of persons, e.g.) having gained full status
    intimate, knowledgeable, versed
    thoroughly acquainted through study or experience
    old, older
    skilled through long experience
    practiced, practised
    skillful after much practice
    seasoned, veteran
    rendered competent through trial and experience
    having or showing or requiring special skill
    tough, toughened
    physically toughened
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    inexperienced, inexperient
    lacking practical experience or training
    callow, fledgling, unfledged
    young and inexperienced
    new, raw
    lacking training or experience
    naive, uninitiate, uninitiated
    not initiated; deficient in relevant experience
    unpracticed, unpractised, unversed
    not having had extensive practice
    unseasoned, untested, untried, young
    not tried or tested by experience
    not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    naif, naive
    marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
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