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Meaning of episode by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From French épisode, from New Latin *episodium, from Ancient Greek ἐπεισόδιον ( epeisodion, “a parenthetic addition, episode” ), neuter of ἐπεισόδιος ( epeisodios, “following upon the entrance, coming in besides, adventitious” ), from ἐπί ( epi, “on” ) + εἰς ( eis, “into” ) + ὀδός ( odos, “way” ) .


    episode ( plural: episodes )

    1. 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
    2. An installment of a drama told in parts, as in a TV series .
      I can't wait till next week’s episode .

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    External links

    • episode in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • episode in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Explanation of episode by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie

    2. a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series

    3. a part of a broadcast serial

    4. a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events

    Definition of episode by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Episode n. [Gr. a coming in besides, episode; into, besides + a coming in, into + way, cf. Skr. sad to go: cf. F. épisode.] ( Rhet. ) 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.