Episode meaning

ĕpĭ-sōd
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The definition of an episode is a part or scene of a story or in history that is complete in itself, or an event that is part of sequence of events, or an ancient Greek tragedy.

An example of an episode is The Two Towers of the Lord of the Rings series.

An example of an episode is an act from Phrynichus' Fall of Miletus.

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Any event or series of events complete in itself but forming part of a larger one.

An episode in the war.

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In a novel, narrative poem, etc., a portion of the story considered as a unit.
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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.

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A passage between statements of a main subject or theme, as in a rondo or fugue.
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A passage between statements of a main subject or theme, as in a rondo or fugue.
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Any installment of a serialized story or drama.
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A passage or section digressing from a main theme, as in a fugue or rondo.
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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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The part of an ancient Greek tragedy between two choric songs: it corresponds to an act.
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Origin of episode

  • French épisode from Greek epeisodion parenthetic narrative from neuter of epeisodios coming in besides epi- epi- eisodios entering (eis into en in Indo-European roots) (hodos way, journey)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French épisode from Greek epeisodion parenthetic narrative from neuter of epeisodios coming in besides epi- epi- eisodios entering (eis into en in Indo-European roots) (hodos way, journey)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary