Thesaurus

episode

noun

Synonyms of episode

something that happens
  • I'm trying to forget the whole embarrassing episode

Synonyms for episode

Words Related to episode

See the Dictionary Definition 

Choose the Right Synonym for episode

occurrence, event, incident, episode, circumstance mean something that happens or takes place. occurrence may apply to a happening without intent, volition, or plan. an encounter that was a chance occurrence event usually implies an occurrence of some importance and frequently one having antecedent cause. the events following the assassination incident suggests an occurrence of brief duration or secondary importance. a minor wartime incident episode stresses the distinctiveness or apartness of an incident. a brief romantic episode in a life devoted to work circumstance implies a specific detail attending an action or event as part of its setting or background. couldn't recall the exact circumstances

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about episode

Time Traveler for episode

Time Traveler

The first known use of episode was in 1678

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Episode.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/episode. Accessed 15 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on episode

Dictionary: Definition of episode

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with episode

Medical Dictionary: Definition of episode

Spanish Central: Translation of episode

Nglish: Translation of episode for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of episode for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about episode

Comments on episode

What made you want to look up episode? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

delight or enjoyment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!