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Definition of "episode" []

  • An incident or event that is part of a progression or a larger sequence: "South Africa may remain one of history's most tragic episodes” ( Bayard Rustin). (noun)
  • One of a series of related events in the course of a continuous account. See Synonyms at occurrence. (noun)
  • A portion of a narrative that relates an event or a series of connected events and forms a coherent story in itself; an incident: an episode in a picaresque novel. (noun)
  • A separate part of a serialized work, such as a novel or play. (noun)
  • A separate program that is part of a television or radio series. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "episode" in a sentence
  • "One of the episodes is a never before seen episode, which is the title episode of the DVD."
  • "I think the Seinfeld poppy seed muffin episode is hilarious."
  • "It includes 6 episodes of the show that are new-to-DVD, plus the title episode that is seen for the first time anywhere, only on this disc!"