interview

noun
in·ter·view | \ˈin-tər-ˌvyü \

Definition of interview 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a formal consultation usually to evaluate qualifications (as of a prospective student or employee)

2a : 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
interviewed; interviewing; interviews

Definition of interview (Entry 2 of 2)

1 transitive : to question or talk with (someone) to get information : to conduct an interview with (someone) The police are interviewing several witnesses. was interviewed on television Several strong candidates have been interviewed for the position. More than 60 staff members were interviewed for the project …Nature Conservancy Gone are the days when a language researcher had to interview subjects in a lab …— Katy Steinmetz

2 intransitive : to participate in an interview for a position (such as a job) One warm morning I arrived to interview for a job as an editorial assistant on a trade journal …— Joseph Epstein

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Other Words from interview

Verb

interviewer \ˈin-tər-ˌvyü-ər \ noun plural interviewers
a skillful interviewer

Examples of interview in a Sentence

Noun

The company is holding interviews for several new jobs. a journalist conducting interviews with political leaders The interview will be shown on tonight's news. This library has a large collection of his interviews. He is a very entertaining interview. She's always been known as one of Hollywood's best interviews.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The company’s growth reflects rapid advances in personal medicine and genomics, Schadt said in a recent interview. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "In Pursuit Of NYC Businesses, 5 Fairfield County Towns Go Their Own Way," 13 July 2018 Though Lang Lang gave no interviews and his Facebook page seemed downright nonchalant, the young female fan base that habitually rushes the stage at his concerts was in evidence. David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com, "Lang Lang's recovery: Will he ever play in Philly again?," 12 July 2018 In a recent interview with Seventeen, Joey spoke to the possibility of a second movie. Hanna Lustig, Teen Vogue, "“The Kissing Booth” Sequel: Everything We Know About the Possible Movie," 12 July 2018 The vice president also granted interviews to CNN and Fox. latimes.com, "Democrats hope Obamacare fears will derail Kavanaugh as White House moves to soften his image," 11 July 2018 The court papers Ramos authored, other records and interviews suggest an intelligent but isolated man who was willing to pursue a vendetta for years. Ian Duncan, baltimoresun.com, "Capital Gazette shooting suspect's anger flared, and fell silent. Then, police say, it exploded," 8 July 2018 The court papers Ramos wrote, other records and interviews suggest an intelligent but isolated man who was willing to pursue a vendetta for years. Anchorage Daily News, "Maryland newspaper shooting suspect’s anger flared, and fell silent. Then it exploded, police say," 8 July 2018 Since fall, staff at the agriculture and natural resources departments have held a series of meetings on the logistics of a transfer, and records and interviews show the administration has shared updates with farm groups. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dairy group uses behind-the-scenes influence with Gov. Scott Walker to shift regulation of large livestock farms," 6 July 2018 No one from Cathedral of St. Augustine's would give an interview or answer questions for this article. J.c. Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan fund backs questionable bid for scandal-plagued cemeteries," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of interview

Noun

1514, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for interview

Noun

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

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give/grant/do interviews

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interview

noun
in·ter·view | \ˈin-tər-ˌvyü \

Kids Definition of interview

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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.

interview

verb
interviewed; interviewing

Kids Definition of interview (Entry 2 of 2)

: to question and talk with to get information

Other Words from interview

interviewer noun

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