interview

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪntəvjuː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪntɚvjuː/

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interview (plural interviews)

  1. (obsolete) An official face-to-face meeting of monarchs or other important figures. [16th-19th c.]
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 2, member 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 or adversarial nature. [from 17th c.]
    • 1973, Gore Vidal, Burr , chapter 28:
      (Aaron Burr narrating): It was at about this time that I learned exactly what it was that Hamilton had said of me, and knew that this world was far too narrow a place to contain the two of us. Hamilton's friend made one further attempt to get him off the hook but only further impaled the slanderer by remarking that should Colonel Burr wish to enquire of any other conversation of Hamilton concerning Burr, a prompt and frank avowal or denial would be given. This was too much. I told Van Ness to set a time and place for an interview [referring to a duel with pistols].
  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. An audition.
  6. 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. (transitive) To ask questions of (somebody); to have an interview.
    He interviewed the witness.
    The witness was interviewed.
  2. (intransitive) 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

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

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  • interview in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • interview in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English interview.

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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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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.tɛʁ.vju/, /in.tɛʁ.vju/
  • (file)

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interview f (plural interviews)

  1. interview (by a journalist)

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