interview

noun
in·​ter·​view | \ ˈin-tər-ˌvyü How to pronounce interview (audio) \

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 How to pronounce interviewer (audio) \ 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 interview was strange, too, whimsical and then unexpectedly cutting. Mary Gaitskill, The New Yorker, "This Is Pleasure," 8 July 2019 In an interview with NPR's Fresh Air, which aired last Wednesday, Parker opened up about an on-set incident that led her to talk to her agent and almost leave a project. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sarah Jessica Parker Says She Reported Male Co-Star's Inappropriate Behavior to Her Agent," 8 July 2019 The interview has been edited and condensed for length. San Diego Union-Tribune, "After bankruptcy, 3 different owners, how Mediterranean restaurant Daphne’s has landed on its feet," 5 July 2019 The following interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Mary Beth Griggs, The Verge, "LA’s earthquake warning system worked — just not how people expected," 5 July 2019 What follows is a transcript, with some of the interview lightly edited for clarity. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Android Q(&A): Android Engineers take us on a deep dive of Android Q," 3 July 2019 Even if the interview was terrible, stay constructive. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, "Feedback after the interview: Should you tell the candidate what they did wrong?," 2 July 2019 The interview is set to air Monday night at 8 p.m. ET. Nick Givas, Fox News, "Trump says he's optimistic about trade deal with Chinese President Xi, in interview with Tucker Carlson," 1 July 2019 My work, which involved locating just about all of the film’s imagery apart from the interviews, was carried out well before the internet existed. Andrea Weiss, The Atlantic, "Creating the First Visual History of Queer Life Before Stonewall," 30 June 2019

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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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12 Jul 2019

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interview

noun

English Language Learners Definition of interview

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a formal meeting with someone who is being considered for a job or other position
: a meeting between a reporter and another person in order to get information for a news story also : a written or taped record of such a meeting
US, informal : a person who is interviewed

interview

verb

English Language Learners Definition of interview (Entry 2 of 2)

: to question or talk with (someone) in order to get information or learn about that person
US : to participate in an interview for a position (such as a job)

interview

noun
in·​ter·​view | \ ˈin-tər-ˌvyü How to pronounce interview (audio) \

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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