Definition of Interview

1. 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. Verb. Conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting. "Sam cannot interview Sue "
Exact synonyms: Question
Generic synonyms: Converse, Discourse
Derivative terms: Interviewee, Interviewer, Question

3. Noun. A conference (usually with someone important). ; "He requested an audience with the king"
Exact synonyms: Audience, Consultation
Generic synonyms: Conference, Group Discussion
Derivative terms: Consult, Consult

4. Verb. Discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation. "Sam cannot interview Sue "; "We interviewed the job candidates"
Generic synonyms: Converse, Discourse
Derivative terms: Interviewee

5. Verb. Go for an interview in the hope of being hired. "Sam and Sue interview"; "The job candidate interviewed everywhere"
Entails: Apply
Generic synonyms: Converse, Discourse

Definition of Interview

1. n. 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. v. t. To have an interview with; to question or converse with, especially for the purpose of obtaining information for publication.

Definition of Interview

1. Noun. (obsolete) An official face-to-face meeting of monarchs or other important figures. (defdate 16th-19th c.) ¹

2. Noun. Any face-to-face meeting, especially of an official nature. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

3. 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. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

4. Noun. A formal meeting, in person, for the assessment of a candidate or applicant. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

5. Noun. A police interrogation of a suspect or party in an investigation. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

6. Verb. To ask questions of (somebody); to have an interview. ¹

7. Verb. To be interviewed; to attend an interview. ¹

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Definition of Interview

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Interview

1. 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. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interview

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Literary usage of Interview

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"By paying England this honour he hoped to frustrate the interview with France. ... The French interview took place on 7 June. On the day preceding a treaty ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1904)
"When, after wearying delays, the monk had his first interview with the ... There he wrote out an account of his interview with the Legate — the Acta ..."

3. The Papers of James Madison: Purchased by Order of the Congress, Being His by James Madison (1840)
"Yesterday was fixed for an interview between Général Washington and Sir Guy Carleton, ... The interview was proposed by the former, who intimated, that, ..."

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