a formal meeting in which one or more persons question, consult, or evaluate another person: a job interview.
a meeting or conversation in which a writer or reporter asks questions of one or more persons from whom material is sought for a newspaper story, television broadcast, etc.
the report of such a conversation or meeting.
verb (used with object)
to have an interview with in order to question, consult, or evaluate: to interview a job applicant; to interview the president.
verb (used without object)
to have an interview; be interviewed (sometimes followed by with ): She interviewed with eight companies before accepting a job.
to give or conduct an interview: to interview to fill job openings.

1505–15; inter- + view; replacing enterview < Middle French entrevue, noun use of feminine of entrevu, past participle of entrevoir to glimpse

interviewable, adjective
preinterview, noun, verb (used with object)
quasi-interviewed, adjective
reinterview, noun, verb (used with object)
self-interview, noun
uninterviewed, adjective Unabridged
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interview (ˈɪntəˌvjuː)
1.  a conversation with or questioning of a person, usually conducted for television, radio, or a newspaper
2.  a formal discussion, esp one in which an employer assesses an applicant for a job
3.  to conduct an interview with (someone)
4.  (intr) to be interviewed, esp for a job: he interviewed well and was given the position
[C16: from Old French entrevue; see inter-, view]

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Word Origin & History

1514, "face-to-face meeting, formal conference," from M.Fr. entrevue, verbal noun from s'entrevoir "to see each other, visit each other briefly, have a glimpse of," from entre- "between" (from L. inter-) + O.Fr. voir "to see" (from L. videre; see vision). Modern Fr. interview
is from Eng. Journalistic sense is first attested 1869 in Amer.Eng.
"The 'interview,' as at present managed, is generally the joint product of some humbug of a hack politician and another humbug of a newspaper reporter." ["The Nation," Jan. 28, 1869]
The verb meaning "to have a personal meeting" is from 1548.
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Example sentences
The video may be conducted as an interview, with a masked member of the dispatching organization asking questions.
Interview two people with different perspectives on the same event.
Two more elements in this situation have thus far been ignored in the interview
  and all the comments.
Frost had secured the exclusive rights to interview him.
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