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

Joanna Mountain, senior director of research at 23andMe, told PCWorld in an interview that the Global Genetics Project has already exceeded its original two-year goal of collecting 5,000 samples in less than a year. Dieter Holger, PCWorld, "DNA testing for ancestry is more detailed for white people. Here’s why, and how it's changing," 4 Dec. 2018 And for the first time ever, her mother, Carole Middleton, has opened up in an interview with The Telegraph. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Sent the Sweetest Text Message During Mom Carole Middleton's First Ever Interview," 1 Dec. 2018 In an interview with Pop-Up founders, Doug McGray and Chas Edwards, the pair said Pop-Up had been considering a range of options to expand its fast-growing event business and magazine distribution. Kara Swisher, Recode, "Laurene Powell Jobs’s Emerson Collective bought Pop-Up Magazine Productions," 27 Nov. 2018 In an interview with ET, the actor seemed extremely disappointed. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Fans Are Still Furious Over Juan Pablo Not Making the Season 27 Finale," 20 Nov. 2018 Now, the heavy metal legend has revealed the full extent of the painful and terrifying ordeal in an interview with Rolling Stone. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Ozzy Osbourne Underwent Hand Surgery to Treat Multiple Staph Infections: ‘It Was Agony’," 23 Oct. 2018 Ian himself refers to them as being like husband and wife in an interview with Charlie Rose. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Matt Tyrnauer’s New Documentary, Studio 54, Takes On the Rise, Fall, and Last Days of Disco," 4 Oct. 2018 Roche had the luck to not only ace the interview, but become a designer, architect, and eventually key associate at one of the more exciting architecture offices of the 20th century. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why Eero Saarinen’s ‘50s office was a breeding ground for modernist design," 8 Nov. 2018 In the interview with Recode, Musk dismissed The Wall Street Journal’s report of the FBI’s intensifying investigation. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla subpoenaed in the SEC’s Model 3 investigation," 2 Nov. 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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13 Dec 2018

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The first known use of interview was in 1514

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More Definitions for interview

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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