series Definition

  • 1a number of events, objects, or people of a similar or related kind coming one after another
  • 2a set of television or radio programmes that have the same characters or deal with the same type of subject, and are usually broadcast every week

Using series: Examples

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

  • Example

    The series of explosions destroyed several buildings.

  • Example

    The company is releasing a new series of smartphones next month.

  • Example

    I'm currently binge-watching a series on Netflix.

  • Example

    The team won the series against their rivals.

series Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for series

Idioms Using series

  • everything that has happened or will happen in a particular situation


    She's been following the whole series of events closely.

  • happen one after the other in a planned or predictable way


    The races will run in series, with each heat starting as soon as the previous one finishes.

  • a sequence of unpleasant or disastrous occurrences


    The company experienced a series of unfortunate events, including a major data breach and a product recall.

Phrases with series

  • arranged in a sequence or succession


    The lights were wired in series, so when one bulb went out, the whole string went dark.

  • a series of events

    a number of events that happen one after the other


    A series of events led to the company's bankruptcy.

  • a sequence of books that are related by plot, theme, or characters


    The Harry Potter book series is one of the most popular of all time.

Origins of series

from Latin 'serere', meaning 'to join'


Summary: series in Brief

The term 'series' [ˈsɪəriːz] refers to a number of similar or related events, objects, or people coming one after another. It can also refer to a set of TV or radio programs that have the same characters or deal with the same subject. Examples include 'The team won the series against their rivals' and 'I'm currently binge-watching a series on Netflix.' Phrases like 'in series' and idioms like 'a series of unfortunate events' add nuance to the term.

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