interview

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From Anglo-Norman entreveue (French entrevue), feminine singular past participle of entrevëoir, from entre- + vëoir (to see).

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interview (plural interviews)

  1. (obsolete) An official face-to-face meeting of monarchs or other important figures. [16th-19th c.]
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is. With All the Kindes, Cavses, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Seuerall Cvres of It. In Three Maine Partitions, with Their Seuerall Sections, Members, and Svbsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up, by Democritvs Iunior, with a Satyricall Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , II.2.4:
      To be present at an interview, as that famous of Henry the Eighth and Francis the First, so much renowned all over Europe […], no age ever saw the like.
  2. Any face-to-face meeting, especially of an official nature. [from 17th c.]
  3. 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. [from 19th c.]
    The reporter gave the witness an interview.
  4. A formal meeting, in person, for the assessment of a candidate or applicant. [from 20th c.]
    It was a dreadful interview; I have no hope of getting the job.
  5. A police interrogation of a suspect or party in an investigation. [from 20th c.]

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interview (third-person singular simple present interviews, present participle interviewing, simple past and past participle interviewed)

  1. To ask questions of (somebody); to have an interview.
    He interviewed the witness.
    The witness was interviewed.
  2. To be interviewed; to attend an interview.
    • 2000, U.S. News and World Report: Volume 129, Issues 18-25
      When she interviewed with Microsoft in August, she overlooked a small cut in salary and asked about long-term career opportunities — and quality of life.

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interview n (plural interviews, diminutive interviewtje n)

  1. interview (conversation intended for recording statements for publication)

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interview

  1. first-person singular present indicative of interviewen
  2. imperative of interviewen

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interview f (plural interviews)

  1. interview (by a journalist)

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