Simple Definition of episode
: an event or a short period of time that is important or unusual
: a television show, radio show, etc., that is one part of a series
: an occurrence of an illness
Full Definition of episode
1 : a usually brief unit of action in a dramatic or literary work: as a : the part of an ancient Greek tragedy between two choric songs b : a developed situation that is integral to but separable from a continuous narrative : incident c : one of a series of loosely connected stories or scenes d : the part of a serial presented at one performance
2 : an event that is distinctive and separate although part of a larger series
3 : a digressive subdivision in a musical composition
Examples of episode
It was a brief romantic episode in a life devoted to work.
He tried to forget the whole embarrassing episode.
a painful episode from my childhood
Millions of people are expected to watch the show's final episode.
Origin of episode
Greek epeisodion, from neuter of epeisodios coming in besides, from epi- + eisodios coming in, from eis into (akin to Greek en in) + hodos road, journey — more at in
First Known Use: 1678
Synonym Discussion of episode
Rhymes with episode
à la mode, antipode, carbo-load, discommode, down the road, eigenmode, electrode, frontage road, front-end load, hit the road, impastoed, incommode, internode, Kozhikode, microcode, mother lode, Nesselrode, object code, palinode, penal code, pigeon-toed, service road, sinus node, trematode, wagonload
EPISODE Defined for Kids
Definition of episode
1 : an event or one of a series of events that stands out clearly <I'm trying to forget the whole embarrassing episode.>
2 : one in a series of connected stories or performances
Medical Definition of episode
: an event that is distinctive and separate although part of a larger series; especially : an occurrence of a usually recurrent pathological abnormal condition <a manic episode> <hypoglycemic episodes>
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