interview

noun in·ter·view \ ˈin-tər-ˌvyü \

Definition of interview

1 :a formal consultation usually to evaluate qualifications (as of a prospective student or employee)
2 a :a meeting at which information is obtained (as by a reporter, television commentator, or pollster) from a person
b :a report or reproduction of information so obtained

interview

verb

interviewer

noun

Examples of interview in a Sentence

  1. The company is holding interviews for several new jobs.

  2. a journalist conducting interviews with political leaders

  3. The interview will be shown on tonight's news.

  4. This library has a large collection of his interviews.

  5. He is a very entertaining interview.

  6. She's always been known as one of Hollywood's best interviews.

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Origin and Etymology of interview

Anglo-French entreveue meeting, from (s')entreveer to see one another, meet, from entre- inter- + veer to see — more at view



INTERVIEW Defined for Kids

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interview

noun in·ter·view \ ˈin-tər-ˌvyü \

Definition of interview for Students

1 :a meeting at which people talk to each other in order to ask questions and get information
  • a job interview
2 :an account of an interview
  • We saw the interview on TV.

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interview

verb

Definition of interview for Students

interviewed; interviewing
:to question and talk with to get information

interviewer

noun


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