Definitions for interviewˈɪn tərˌvyu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ter•viewˈɪn tərˌvyu(n.)

  1. a formal meeting in which one or more persons question, consult, or evaluate another person:

    a job interview.

  2. a conversation or meeting in which a writer or reporter obtains information from one or more persons for a news story, broadcast, etc. the report of such a conversation.

  3. (v.t.)to have an interview with.

  4. (v.i.)to have an interview; be interviewed (sometimes fol. by with).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. to give or conduct an interview.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of interview:

1505–15; earlier enterview < MF entrevue, n. use of fem. of entrevu, ptp. of entrevoir to glimpse; see inter-, view


Princeton's WordNet

  1. interview(noun)

    the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists

    "my interviews with teenagers revealed a weakening of religious bonds"

  2. consultation, audience, interview(verb)

    a conference (usually with someone important)

    "he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king"

  3. interview, question(verb)

    conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting

  4. interview(verb)

    discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation

    "We interviewed the job candidates"

  5. interview(verb)

    go for an interview in the hope of being hired

    "The job candidate interviewed everywhere"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. interview(noun)ˈɪntɚvjˌu

    a meeting to determine whether sb should be hired, accepted into an organization, etc.

    Interviews for the position will be held next week.; I have an interview this afternoon.

  2. interviewˈɪntɚvjˌu

    a meeting in which sb is asked questions by sb in the media

    an exclusive interview; to give an interview to the press

  3. interviewˈɪntɚvjˌu

    ***a meeting in which the police question the suspect of a crime

    ***police interview techniques

  4. interview(verb)ˈɪntɚvjˌu

    to question sb in an interview

    to interview applicants for a job; I was lucky enough to interview The Beatles.


  1. interview(Noun)

    An official face-to-face meeting of monarchs or other important figures.

  2. interview(Noun)

    Any face-to-face meeting, especially of an official nature.

  3. interview(Noun)

    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.

    The reporter gave the witness an interview.

  4. interview(Noun)

    A formal meeting, in person, for the assessment of a candidate or applicant.

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

  5. interview(Noun)

    A police interrogation of a suspect or party in an investigation.

  6. interview(Verb)

    To ask questions of (somebody); to have an interview.

  7. interview(Verb)

    To be interviewed; to attend an interview.

  8. Origin: From entreveue (French: entrevue), from entreveer (entre- "inter-" + veeir "to see").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interview(noun)

    a mutual sight or view; a meeting face to face; usually, a formal or official meeting for consultation; a conference; as, the secretary had an interview with the President

  2. Interview(noun)

    a conservation, or questioning, for the purpose of eliciting information for publication; the published statement so elicited

  3. Interview(verb)

    to have an interview with; to question or converse with, especially for the purpose of obtaining information for publication


  1. Interview

    An interview is a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked by the interviewer to elicit facts or statements from the interviewee. Although interviews are a standard part of journalism and media reporting, the focus of this piece is on how interviews can be used as a tool for psychological research. Wikipedia articles on other types of interviews

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Interview

    Work consisting of a conversation with an individual regarding his or her background and other personal and professional details, opinions on specific subjects posed by the interviewer, etc.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interview' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2471

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interview' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2171

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interview' in Nouns Frequency: #697

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interview' in Verbs Frequency: #646

Translations for interview

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a formal meeting and discussion with someone, eg a person applying for a job, or a person with information to broadcast on radio or television.

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