- a formal meeting in which one or more persons question, consult, or evaluate another person: a job interview.
- a meeting or conversation in which a writer or reporter asks questions of one or more persons from whom material is sought for a newspaper story, television broadcast, etc.
- the report of such a conversation or meeting.
- to have an interview with in order to question, consult, or evaluate: to interview a job applicant; to interview the president.
- to have an interview; be interviewed (sometimes followed by with): She interviewed with eight companies before accepting a job.
- to give or conduct an interview: to interview to fill job openings.
Origin of interview
Examples from the Web for interview
Those threats prompted Lozoya to move her family to California for a time until things cooled down, she said in an interview.
In an interview with ESPN, Jaffe recalled his initial meeting with Stuart Scott.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
January 4, 2015
In a 2009 interview, Church apostle Dallin H. Oaks held that the Church “does not have a position” on that point.Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism
January 1, 2015
Like Sony Entertainment's The Interview, political pressure delayed the arrivale of foreign films in Korea.
The Interview, which caused so much controversy, was never intended for release in South Korean cinemas.
For some time after the interview with his father, Paralus remained very wakeful.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
I summoned him to an interview, and informed him in decided terms that I must be master in my own ship.
The superintendent would have refused an interview but for one consideration.
How I closed the argument—the conversation and the interview—and escaped from her, I know not.
The interview with the Sultan was the last, and was interesting and characteristic.
- a conversation with or questioning of a person, usually conducted for television, radio, or a newspaper
- a formal discussion, esp one in which an employer assesses an applicant for a job
- to conduct an interview with (someone)
- (intr) to be interviewed, esp for a jobhe interviewed well and was given the position
Word Origin and History for interview
1510s, "face-to-face meeting, formal conference," from Middle French entrevue, verbal noun from s'entrevoir "to see each other, visit each other briefly, have a glimpse of," from entre- "between" (see inter-) + Old French voir "to see" (from Latin videre; see vision). Modern French interview is from English. Journalistic sense is first attested 1869 in American English.
The 'interview,' as at present managed, is generally the joint product of some humbug of a hack politician and another humbug of a newspaper reporter. ["The Nation," Jan. 28, 1869]
"to have a personal meeting," 1540s, from interview (n.). Related: Interviewed; interviewing.