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

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has discussed a number of topics in a recent interview, including the potential return of Neymar, as well as his future for both club and country. SI.com, "Luis Suarez Discusses Potential Neymar Barcelona Return & His Own Future With La Liga Champions," 31 Aug. 2019 The latter group includes at least three who expressed regrets or misgivings about that vote in recent interviews. Jon Murray, The Denver Post, "Denver airport renovation reboot will face council scrutiny," 30 Aug. 2019 In an interview with TMZ.com, UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell speculated the fight could be canceled as the result of this week’s trouble. Steven Marrocco, MMA Junkie, "Nik Lentz confident B.J. Penn fight will happen, serious about training offer," 29 Aug. 2019 Hot Nerd Fall, as stated by Thee Stallion herself in an interview with Access Hollywood. Bianca Nieves, Teen Vogue, "Your Guide to Having A Hot Girl Semester," 28 Aug. 2019 In a recent interview, Restaurant Brands CEO José Cil told Yahoo Finance that the company actually first tested its latest version of the chicken sandwich at locations in and around Houston. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Popeyes sign trolls Chick-fil-A. Plus, why Houston is ground zero for chicken wars," 26 Aug. 2019 In a recent interview with Billboard, Ferg spoke on his brotherhood with Big Sean and MadeinTYO and what makes their bond so special. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Big Sean & A$AP Ferg Go 'Bezerk' With Dance-Heavy Performance at 2019 MTV VMAs: Watch," 26 Aug. 2019 In a recent interview, a Google spokesperson told ZDNet their terms of service prohibit people from using their services to spread malicious content. Thom Craver, CBS News, "Google Calendar spam is on the rise. Here's how to stop the calendar invite spam," 26 Aug. 2019 In an interview with The Dallas Morning News on Monday afternoon, Roberts said Johnson will work as a bond lawyer and have his own office at its location at the Chase Tower on Ross Avenue, one mile from City Hall. Hayat Norimine, Dallas News, "Dallas mayor secures new job as partner at major law firm Locke Lord," 26 Aug. 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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6 Sep 2019

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The first known use of interview was in 1514

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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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