What does interview mean?

Definitions for interview
ˈɪn tərˌvyuin·ter·view

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interviewnoun

    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, interviewverb

    a conference (usually with someone important)

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

  3. interview, questionverb

    conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting

  4. interviewverb

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

    "We interviewed the job candidates"

  5. interviewverb

    go for an interview in the hope of being hired

    "The job candidate interviewed everywhere"


  1. interviewnoun

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

  2. interviewnoun

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

  3. interviewnoun

    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. interviewnoun

    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. interviewnoun

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

  6. interviewverb

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

  7. interviewverb

    To be interviewed; to attend an interview.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Interviewnoun

    Mutual sight; sight of each other. It is commonly used for a formal and appointed meeting or conference.

    Etymology: entrevue, French.

    The day will come, when the passions of former enmity being allayed, we shall with ten times redoubled tokens of reconciled love shew ourselves each towards other the same, which Joseph and the brethren of Joseph were at the time of their interview in Egypt. Richard Hooker.

    His fears were, that the interview betwixt
    England and France might, through their amity,
    Breed him some prejudice. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Such happy interview, and fair event
    Of love, and youth not lost, songs, garlands, flow'rs,
    And charming symphonies, attach'd the heart
    Of Adam. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi.


  1. interview

    An interview is a formal conversation or meeting where one person, typically a journalist, employer, or researcher, asks a series of questions to another person in order to gather information, assess their qualifications, or understand their perspectives. It is a method used in various fields such as research, journalism, employment, and law enforcement, amongst others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interviewnoun

    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. Interviewnoun

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

  3. Interviewverb

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

  4. Etymology: [F. entrevue, fr. entrevoir to see imperfectly, to have a glimpse of, s'entrevoir to visit each other. See Inter-, and View.]


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Interview

    in′tėr-vū, n. a mutual view or sight: a meeting: a conference: a visit to a notable or notorious person with a view to publishing a report of his conversation—v.t. to visit with this purpose.—n. In′terviewer, one who visits another for this purpose. [O. Fr. entrevueentre, between, voir, to see.]

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.

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interview in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interview in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of interview in a Sentence

  1. Wednesday Carter:

    It was a typical day and this guy walks up and introduces himself and says he wants to interview me for his podcast, he asked me what my story was and I said' I really don't have a story, I'm quite boring. All I do is play piano.'.

  2. Michael Bivona:

    Quoted from Interview by "Jim Kramer-The Street-June 17, 2015." Some seniors take part-time jobs during retirement to supplement their income, especially if they have been hurt financially by stock market downturns. Others may choose part-time work to keep busy, to socialize and to maintain their social and mental acuity.

  3. Spain Parnas:

    Giuliani told me that Betancourt explained in his interview that he had given secret financial support to the Guaido family and regime.

  4. Republican State Sen. Mae Beavers:

    It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard, if you must interview a student before you greet the student, that’s not acceptance – that’s just absurd.

  5. President Trump:

    President Trump also endorsed masks in an interview withFox News Chris Wallace. Im a believer in masks, i think masks are good.

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