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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Synonyms for interview

Synonyms: Verb

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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 Fire Chief Jason Smith of Las Cruces said in an interview on Wednesday that Johnson had distinguished himself as an emergency responder. BostonGlobe.com, "A man found 15,000 bees in his car after grocery shopping," 1 Apr. 2021 Her Facebook account does show a post with a link directing to the interview on the platform Rumble. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, "Facebook pulls Trump interview from Lara Trump's account and says content in his 'voice' will be removed," 31 Mar. 2021 During an interview on TODAY With Hoda & Jenna on Wednesday (March 31), Shelton chatted with host Hoda Kotb about the all-star couple's tentative wedding plans after they got engaged in October. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Blake Shelton Says He & Gwen Stefani Might Be Getting Married Sooner Than You Think," 31 Mar. 2021 Rachel Bilson and Rami Malek were friends in high school—a tidbit the O.C. actor opened up about in an interview on Dax Shepard's podcast, Armchair Expert. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Rachel Bilson Says Rami Malek Asked Her to Take Down a Throwback Pic of Them That She Posted," 30 Mar. 2021 State Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, who represents parts of lower Manhattan, said in an interview on Tuesday that the attack was hurtful for the city’s Asian community. Ben Chapman, WSJ, "NYPD Investigating Attack on Asian Woman in Midtown Manhattan as Possible Hate Crime," 30 Mar. 2021 The writer and her roommate, artist Barbara Nessim, fashioned a loft out of salvaged wood and took turns sleeping on the balcony, as Steinem told Oprah Winfrey in a 2012 interview. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Take a Virtual Tour of Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem’s Historic Manhattan Apartment," 29 Mar. 2021 Speaking about school shootings specifically in a 2018 interview, two gun violence researchers said that those events have not become more common – but rather, people have become more aware of them. Lacey Wallace, The Conversation, "Mass shootings are rare – firearm suicides are much more common, and kill more Americans," 29 Mar. 2021 Despite their collaborations with Wonder, Margouleff said in a 2018 interview with Reverb that, financially, the arrangement didn’t favor Wonder’s collaborators. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, "Malcolm Cecil, synthesizer pioneer and Stevie Wonder collaborator, dies at 84," 29 Mar. 2021

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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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5 Apr 2021

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“Interview.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interview. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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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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