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 credible fear interviews, about 75 percent of all asylum seekers pass. Dara Lind, Vox, "The asylum ban — Trump’s boldest immigration power grab yet — explained," 12 Nov. 2018 Then, Kaitlyn interviews The Verge’s copy editor Kara Verlaney about her thoughts on proper punctuation across the internet and all its forms. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "The way we text says a lot about our personality," 7 Nov. 2018 In past interviews, though, Malek hasn't had much to say about his entry into showbiz. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Rami Malek Says He Paid a Big Fee Just to Be on Gilmore Girls," 2 Nov. 2018 As Zoë mentioned in the interview, the couple prefer to keep their relationship fairly private, and only tend to share the occasional loved up photo on Instagram. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Who is Karl Glusman? Zoë Kravtiz Confirms She's Been Secretly Engaged to the Actor For Months," 30 Oct. 2018 Now read more Allure interviews with Hollywood A-listers: Done reading? Matthew Sprout, Allure, "Margarita Levieva on Ageism in Hollywood and Playing Characters 10 Years Younger Than Herself," 16 Oct. 2018 Don't worry—not only does Freeform have the movie airing more than 20 times this month, the network will also be airing the anniversary party, complete with cast interviews, on October 20th at 8:15 PST. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "You've Got To See What The Cast Of Hocus Pocus Looks Like Today," 8 Oct. 2018 Selena even confirmed that was her first kiss as well in an interview two years later. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "OMG! Dylan Sprouse and Selena Gomez Were Each Other's First Kiss," 27 Sep. 2018 In fact, the newspaper had taped the interview and the transcription was accurate. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Trump’s press conference in Britain was incredibly awkward.," 13 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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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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