Episode Definition

ĕpĭ-sōd
episodes
noun
episodes
The part of an ancient Greek tragedy between two choric songs: it corresponds to an act.
Webster's New World
In a novel, narrative poem, etc., a portion of the story considered as a unit.
Webster's New World
Any installment of a serialized story or drama.
Webster's New World
Any event or series of events complete in itself but forming part of a larger one.
An episode in the war.
Webster's New World
One of a series of events in the course of a narrative or drama.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Episode

Noun

Singular:
episode
Plural:
episodes

Origin of Episode

  • 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

  • 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

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