What does interview mean?

Definitions for interview
ˈɪn tərˌvyuin·ter·view

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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"


  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

  4. Origin: [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.

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

How to pronounce interview?

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How to say interview in sign language?

  1. interview


  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. Howard Stern:

    I never stop hearing about that interview.

  2. James Corden:

    I’m here in London to interview Meatloaf.

  3. Rudy Giuliani:

    So far we have not agreed to an oral interview.

  4. Mark Warner:

    We're already starting to interview individuals.

  5. Marianne Djupesland:

    Oekokrim hopes to interview him as soon as possible.

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