a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
episode, installment, instalment(noun)
a part of a broadcast serial
film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
An incident or action standing out by itself, but more or less connected with a complete series of events.
It was a most embarrassing episode in my life
An installment of a drama told in parts, as in a TV series.
I can't wait till next week's episode.
Origin: From épisode, from *, from ἐπεισόδιον, neuter of ἐπεισόδιος, from ἐπί + εἰς + ὀδός.
a separate incident, story, or action, introduced for the purpose of giving a greater variety to the events related; an incidental narrative, or digression, separable from the main subject, but naturally arising from it
Origin: [Gr. a coming in besides, episode; into, besides + a coming in, into + way, cf. Skr. sad to go: cf. F. pisode.]
An episode is a part of a dramatic work such as a serial television or radio program. An episode is a part of a sequence of a body of work, akin to a chapter of a book. The term sometimes applies to works based on other forms of mass media as well, as in Star Wars. Episodes of news programs are also known as editions. Episodes which end in the middle of a climactic moment are often called cliffhangers, after the name used for early movie serials. Such episodes can be nearly daily occurrences in soap operas and are frequently used in season finales of many prime time shows. Episodes can be part of a larger story arc stretched out over a time period covering one or more seasons, or even an entire series run. This is especially prevalent in dramatic television series, including soap operas or science fiction series. Other genres to feature story arcs include comedies and animated programming.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ep′i-sōd, n. a story introduced into a narrative or poem to give variety: an interesting incident.—adjs. Ep′isōdal, Episō′dial, Episōd′ic, Episōd′ical, pertaining to or contained in an episode: brought in as a digression.—adv. Episōd′ically, by way of episode: incidentally. [Gr. epeisodion—epi, upon, eisodos, a coming in—eis, into, hodos, a way.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Episode' in Nouns Frequency: #1766
The numerical value of Episode in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Episode in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Each time we film an episode we get better.
I hate to interrupt this episode of court TV.
It can not be just an episode of few hours or few days.
It's a pretty shameful episode in Australian political history.
He lost almost half of his strength after the pneumonia episode.
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- حلقة, حادثةArabic
- episodiCatalan, Valencian
- Episode, FolgeGerman
- jakso, tapaus, episodiFinnish
- teagmhas, eachtra, eagrán, eipeasóidIrish
- eadar-sgeulScottish Gaelic
- epizód, rész, eseményHungarian
- 出来事, 挿話, 話, エピソードJapanese
- episode, aflevering, gebeurenDutch
- odcinek, epizodPolish
- се́рия, слу́чай, собы́тие, эпизо́дRussian
- epizoda, епизодаSerbo-Croatian
- episod, avsnittSwedish
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