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

In an interview last summer, Radha Muthiah, then the Alliance’s chief executive, said the Alliance was never against propane stoves, but should have been more direct about its openness to a fossil-fuel solution. Sara Morrison, USA TODAY, "In developing world, an expensive push to reduce cooking fire deaths falls short," 13 July 2018 Imagine me in a conference call or me in an interview saying anything along those lines. Jake Lourim, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville football players applaud stadium name change," 13 July 2018 Sermanni said in a previous interview there isn’t much the coaching staff can do in terms of its approach this late into the season. Jordan Culver, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando Pride have sense of urgency going into match against Utah Royals," 13 July 2018 Not content with the existing controversy, Trump has decided to throw more oil into the fire in an inflammatory interview with The Sun. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Donald Trump humiliates Theresa May at a moment of vulnerability.," 13 July 2018 If it is not renewed, Grand Prix Chairman Bud Denker said in an interview Thursday, there's no alternative site in the Detroit area. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Without Belle Isle, Grand Prix will have to leave metro Detroit," 12 July 2018 That’s what the 30-year-old Cudahy man told police in an interview July 1. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Man who fell off cliff in Cudahy told police he fell asleep near the edge," 11 July 2018 The idea is to support research that is simply not a sure enough bet for more traditional funding bodies, Wellcome’s director, Dr. Jeremy Farrar, told STAT in an interview. Helen Branswell, STAT, "Research charity launches $330M initiative to fund high-risk life sciences projects," 9 July 2018 He was known as a reclusive figure, who rarely provided interviews, sign autographs, or appeared in public. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Comic artist Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died," 7 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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Phrases Related to interview

give/grant/do interviews

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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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