episode Definition

  • 1an event or a short period of time that is important or unusual
  • 2one of the parts into which a story, broadcast, or event is divided

Using episode: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "episode" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The episode with the bank robber was intense.

  • Example

    The TV show has 10 episodes in its first season.

  • Example

    He had an episode of vertigo and had to sit down.

  • Example

    The company experienced an episode of rapid growth.

episode Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using episode

  • a period of time marked by sadness, difficulty, or tragedy


    After her father's death, she went through a dark episode and struggled to find joy in life.

  • a short period of time, usually marked by a specific event or activity


    Their vacation was only a brief episode in their busy lives.

  • a situation that is awkward or uncomfortable, often due to one's own actions


    She tried to forget the embarrassing episode when she tripped and fell in front of her crush.

Phrases with episode

  • the ability to recall specific events and experiences


    His episodic memory allowed him to remember every detail of his childhood home.

  • episodic content

    content that is released in installments, rather than all at once


    The streaming service releases new episodes of their original shows every week.

  • episodic novel

    a novel that is divided into separate parts or episodes


    Charles Dickens' 'The Pickwick Papers' is an example of an episodic novel.

Origins of episode

from Greek 'episodion', meaning 'addition'


Summary: episode in Brief

The term 'episode' [ˈɛpɪsəʊd] refers to an important or unusual event or a part of a story, broadcast, or event. It can describe a single occurrence, such as 'He had an episode of vertigo,' or a series of related events, such as 'The TV show has 10 episodes in its first season.' 'Episode' extends into phrases like 'episodic memory,' and idioms like 'a dark episode,' denoting a period of sadness or difficulty.

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