What does epilogue mean?

Definitions for epilogueˈɛp əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. epilogue, epilog(noun)

    a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play

  2. epilogue, epilog(noun)

    a short passage added at the end of a literary work

    "the epilogue told what eventually happened to the main characters"


  1. epilogue(Noun)

    A short speech, spoken directly at the audience at the end of a play

  2. epilogue(Noun)

    The performer who gives this speech

  3. epilogue(Noun)

    A brief oration or script at the end of a literary piece; an afterword

  4. epilogue(Noun)

    A component of a computer program that prepares the computer to return from a routine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Epilogue(noun)

    a speech or short poem addressed to the spectators and recited by one of the actors, after the conclusion of the play

  2. Epilogue(noun)

    the closing part of a discourse, in which the principal matters are recapitulated; a conclusion

  3. Origin: [F. pilogue, L. epilogus, fr. Gr. conclusion, fr. to say in addition; 'epi` upon, besides + to say. See Legend.]


  1. Epilogue

    An epilogue or epilog is a piece of writing at the end of a work of literature, usually used to bring closure to the work. It is presented from the perspective of within the story; when the author steps in and speaks indirectly to the reader, that is more properly considered an afterword. The opposite is a prologue - a piece of writing at the beginning of a work of literature or drama, usually used to open the story and capture interest.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Epilogue

    ep′i-log, n. the conclusion of a book: a speech or short poem at the end of a play.—adjs. Epilog′ic (-loj′ik), Epilogis′tic.—v.i. Epil′ogise (′o-jīz), to write an epilogue. [Fr.—L.—Gr. epilogos, conclusion—epi, upon, legein, to speak.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of epilogue in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of epilogue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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