Interview meaning

ĭntər-vyo͝o
A formal meeting in person, especially one arranged for the assessment of the qualifications of an applicant.
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To be interviewed; to attend an interview.
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Any face-to-face meeting, especially of an official nature. [from 17th c.]
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(informal) An interviewee.

An actor who was a tough interview.

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A meeting of people face to face, as for evaluating a job applicant.
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To interview is defined as to question someone to try to learn more about their background, life or experience.

An example of interview is when you are hiring someone for a job and you ask them about their professional background.

An example of interview is when you work as a journalist and you meet with a new movie star to find out all about her life.

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To have an interview.

Interviewed with a publishing company.

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To conduct an interview with.
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To conduct an interview.

Interviewing three applicants today.

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To undergo an interview.

Interviewing with several law firms.

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A conversation in person (or, by extension, over the telephone, Internet etc.) between a journalist and someone whose opinion or statements he or she wishes to record for publication, broadcast etc. [from 19th c.]

The reporter gave the witness an interview.

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A formal meeting, in person, for the assessment of a candidate or applicant. [from 20th c.]

It was a dreadful interview; I have no hope of getting the job.

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A police interrogation of a suspect or party in an investigation. [from 20th c.]
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To ask questions of (somebody); to have an interview.

He interviewed the witness.

The witness was interviewed.

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The definition of an interview is a conversation in which someone is questioned about their background, lifestyle or experience.

An example of interview is what a celebrity does when he goes on The Tonight show.

An example of interview is what a job seeker attends when he meets with a perspective new boss to tell the boss about himself.

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To obtain an interview from.
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Origin of interview

  • French entrevue from Old French from feminine past participle of entrevoir to see entre- between (from Latin inter- inter–) voir to see (from Latin vidēre weid- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman entreveue (French: entrevue), feminine singular past participle of entrevëoir, from entre- + vëoir (“to see”).

    From Wiktionary