Definitions for episode
ˈɛp əˌsoʊd, -ˌzoʊdepisode
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word episode.
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, instalmentnoun
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.
Etymology: From épisode, from *, from ἐπεισόδιον, neuter of ἐπεισόδιος, from ἐπί + εἰς + ὀδός.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
An incidental narrative, or digression in a poem, separable from the main subject, yet rising naturally from it.
The poem, which we have now under our consideration, hath no other episodes than such as naturally arise from the subject. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
An episode is defined as a specific event or a distinct period of time within a larger sequence, often within a narrative such as a television show, radio program, podcast, or a health condition. This could refer to a single airing or broadcast or a particular instance of a recurring event, or a single occurrence of a health condition.
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
Etymology: [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
…Each episode is going to give people something that's going to make them want to come back and that the final episode is going to give them a whole host of things that's going to make them want to come back for Season 2, so we just hope that people latch onto it, and if they do, I think that it will stick around.
I didn't want to skip ahead. That last moment of( Episode) VII, I want to see what happens next, episode VIII.
When I was working in Kahaani…, I hardly got time to watch even one episode of any show. However, after Kahaani…, I have been relaxing and watching two Balaji shows regularly – Bandini and Kitni Mohabbat Hai and am liking both of them. Another serial I have been following is Balika Badhu – it is one of the best ongoing shows today. However, in the last few days there is some interior work that is going on in my house and thus I am not being able to watch television.
After episode five, Bob Durst sent an email to a friend saying, 'I'm in New Orleans. I'm going to check into a hotel under an assumed name. I'm going to watch episode six and see how bad it is, and then I'm going to decide if I'm going to go to Cuba,' he didn't end up going to Cuba because he was arrested, and that's a testament to the power of television.
After it's 11, I'm like, 'Don't these kids ever get tired?' When I'm out, I think about my couch, like, 'It would be awesome to be on it right now. I bet there's an episode of Dance Moms on. Am I missing a new episode of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'?
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- حادثة, حلقةArabic
- episodiCatalan, Valencian
- Folge, EpisodeGerman
- jakso, episodi, tapausFinnish
- eagrán, teagmhas, eipeasóid, eachtraIrish
- eadar-sgeulScottish Gaelic
- epizód, rész, eseményHungarian
- 話, エピソード, 出来事, 挿話Japanese
- gebeuren, episode, afleveringDutch
- odcinek, epizodPolish
- слу́чай, эпизо́д, собы́тие, се́рияRussian
- епизода, epizodaSerbo-Croatian
- avsnitt, episodSwedish
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