Definition of episode noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈepɪsəʊd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈepɪsoʊd//
    Radio broadcasting, TV shows, Elements of a story
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  1. 1an event, a situation, or a period of time in somebody’s life, a novel, etc. that is important or interesting in some way synonym incident I'd like to try and forget the whole episode. One of the funniest episodes in the book occurs in Chapter 6. It was an episode in his life that he was not proud of. See related entries: Elements of a story
  2. 2one part of a story that is broadcast on television or radio in several parts The soap opera is ending after 175 episodes. See related entries: Radio broadcasting, TV shows
  3. Word Originlate 17th cent. (denoting a section between songs in Greek tragedy): from Greek epeisodion, neuter of epeisodios ‘coming in besides’, from epi ‘in addition’ + eisodos ‘entry’ (from eis ‘into’ + hodos ‘way’).Extra examples He says he just wants to forget the whole unfortunate episode. I caught a few episodes of seasons one and two. I still remember that episode from my childhood. It happened in the final episode of ‘Star Trek’. She has only told you about the latest episode in a long history of mental illness. The next episode has not yet been filmed. an acute episode of pneumonia an extraordinary episode in American history during a brief episode of socialist rule remembering episodes from our childhood I’d like to try and forget the whole episode. It turned out to be one of the funniest episodes in the novel.
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