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 In an interview with Quartz, Dekkers spoke about key emerging trends in the retail industry and leveraging new-age technologies to build a successful omnichannel strategy. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A 100-year-old British retail giant’s thumb rule for Indian firms: Adapt to the digital world," 12 Nov. 2019 In an interview with Kotaku, Hearthstone player Terrence Miller described getting bombarded with racist emotes and comments on Twitch Chat. Amrita Khalid, Quartz, "The future of live-streaming, for better or worse, depends on Twitch," 12 Nov. 2019 Graham said during an interview on BBC’s The One Show. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Is Ed Sheeran Related to The Irishman Mobster Robert De Niro Plays in Martin Scorsese’s Movie?," 11 Nov. 2019 Collins rejected any association with the slaying of the 13-year-old, just like in his police interviews. Freep.com, "'Handsome' EMU student was unlikely serial killer suspect. Letters, interviews reveal dark side.," 11 Nov. 2019 Haggins said of Blackman during an interview with the ACC Network shortly after the win. Luis Torres, orlandosentinel.com, "FSU beats Boston College, winning first game without Willie Taggart," 9 Nov. 2019 Biden continued the attacks during an interview this week with host Joe Madison on SiriusXM. CBS News, "The five big things you need to understand about the Democratic primary right now," 8 Nov. 2019 Ntegeka Semata recalled during an interview in early 2017. David Quammen, National Geographic, "‘I am scared all the time’: Chimps and people are clashing in rural Uganda," 8 Nov. 2019 In the latest case, Judge Weiss wrote in her order that Amygdalitsis, during an interview with the court on Oct. 4, admitted to using her phone to research a medical condition over a weekend break from deliberations in the trial of Scott Strolla. Marc Freeman, sun-sentinel.com, "Another Palm Beach County juror may be jailed in new contempt case," 7 Nov. 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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15 Nov 2019

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The first known use of interview was in 1514

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interview

noun
How to pronounce interview (audio)

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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