out-of-body experience


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to out-of-body experience: Astral projection

out-of-body experience

n
(Psychology) a vivid feeling of being detached from one's body, usually involving observing it and its environment from nearby. Abbreviation: OBE or OOBE Compare near-death experience
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

out-of-body experience

(OBE) An occasion when an individual separates from and views from above his or her physical body. Compare neardeath experience.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.out-of-body experience - the dissociative experience of observing yourself from an external perspective as though your mind or soul had left and was observing your body
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Linda, 44, from Dublin, suffered a massive cardiac arrest and was brought back to life with a series of electric shocks after a spooky out-of-body experience.
But a rookie mistake at July's European Championships in Barcelona saw her crash and burn in the 400m semi-finals as she suffered an "out-of-body experience".
Shippee is the author of several other books that also address questions of being and becoming; his own search began at the age of forty-four when he had an out-of-body experience in a near-fatal plane crash.
But when she has an out-of-body experience, she may discover what fate has in store.
Sutherland claims he had an out-of-body experience at that moment.
A woman witnesses her own death in a staged out-of-body experience, while Derren travels to Queens in New York.
"It was like having an out-of-body experience, as though I was watching him at home on television.
THE Mummy star Brendan Fraser had a weird, out-of-body experience when he nearly drowned as a child.
Bergman said the first time he saw the actor play him, "it was an out-of-body experience and I couldn't focus on the film."
You can hear Callas in a 1935 broadcast of radio's Major Bowes Amateur Hour (she lost), listen to the legendary E-flat from a 1951 Mexico City Aida triumphal scene, sample her collaborations with conductors Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein, and weep at a 1958 London production of La Traviata, during which the soprano achieves what sounds very much like an out-of-body experience.
RORY McILROY revealed he had an out-of-body experience as he won the RBS Canadian Open just days before the US Open.