• WordNet 3.6
    • v interview conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
    • v interview discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation "We interviewed the job candidates"
    • v interview go for an interview in the hope of being hired "The job candidate interviewed everywhere"
    • n interview a conference (usually with someone important) "he had a consultation with the judge","he requested an audience with the king"
    • n interview 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Meg Ryan turned down plum lead parts in the films "Steel Magnolias," "Pretty Woman," and "Silence of the Lambs." A few years after her rejection of "Silence of the Lambs," which earned Jodie Foster a Best Actress Oscar, Ryan disclosed to Barbara Walters in a television interview that she had felt the role "was dangerous and a little ugly. I felt it was too dark - for me."
    • Interview A conversation, or questioning, for the purpose of eliciting information for publication; the published statement so elicited.
    • Interview 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.
    • v. t Interview To have an interview with; to question or converse with, especially for the purpose of obtaining information for publication.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n interview A meeting of persons face to face; usually, a formal meeting for conference.
    • n interview In journalism: A conversation or colloquy held with a person whose views or statements are sought for the purpose of publishing them.
    • n interview A report of such a conversation.
    • interview To have an interview with; visit as an interviewer, usually with the purpose of publishing what is said.
    • interview To hold an interview; converse or confer together.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Interview in′tėr-vū 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
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  • Alice James
    Alice James
    “I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.”
  • Lynn Barber
    Lynn Barber
    “The best interviews -- like the best biographies -- should sing the strangeness and variety of the human race.”
  • Rock Hudson
    Rock Hudson
    “I'm notorious for giving a bad interview. I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself.”
  • Frank Zappa
    Frank Zappa
    “Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “I quit watching the debates after they excluded Ron Paul and censored supposedly live interviews with him from the tv.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. entrevue, fr. entrevoir, to see imperfectly, to have a glimpse of, s'entrevoir, to visit each other. See Inter-, and View
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. entrevueentre, between, voir, to see.


In literature:

If you like the one I'm interviewing, just nod; if you don't, why shake your head.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
My servants are quite accustomed to see me interviewing tramps.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
The interview was getting beyond his expectation.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
He wanted to describe the interview to his wife.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
The impossibility of using a notebook or writing down a man's words in an interview seriously complicates the task of interviewing.
"Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence" by Grant Milnor Hyde
There had hitherto been no interview between them since Sir Lionel's return.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
With some difficulty Steel found this musty haunt of the legal Muse, and sent up his name to the senior partner with a request for an interview.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
After the interview I rode to the Obelisk.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Henry Parsons happened, this time quite by accident, to be present at the interview.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
In which case somebody else would have to be interviewed; but that would not help your cause.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth

In poetry:

That sailor to that Lord
Went, soon as he had landed,
And of his own accord
An interview demanded.
"Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"No plea," said I, "can well excuse
Such cowardice in you:
For Ghosts can visit when they choose,
Whereas we Humans ca'n't refuse
To grant the interview."
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
Clobber? Me trosso, 'ead to foot, wus noo -
Got up regardless, fer this interview.
Stiff shirt, a Yankee soot split up the back,
A tie wiv yeller spots an' stripes o' blue.
"Mar " by C J Dennis
The moving finger writes, but having "pull",
You think that you can settle things in full,
But when you interview the Police Judge,
You find that you have made an awful bull.
"The Rubaiyat Of A Kentuckian" by Edwin Carty Ranck
VII. No never (till mem'ry by death shall be blighted)
Can our first touching interview fade from my mind,
When thou , all delighting, and I all delighted,
I, more than confiding; thou much more than kind.
"To Mrs. Lefanue" by Sydney Owenson
So Matthew got his wife to make her appearance at Blandford Hall,
And, trembling, upon Mrs Gillespie poor Bridget did call,
And had a pleasant interview with Mrs Gillespie,
And was told she was wanted for a new lodge-keeper immediately.
"The Troubles of Matthew Mahoney" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

INTERVIEWS Frank Ocean Cancels Coldplay Tour, Feels 'Like an Asshole '.
In his Phoenix interview with Lindsay Crudele, Anthony Bourdain called Atlantic contributing B. R Myers an asshole .
Interviews and occasional Live DJ Sets.
The job interview offers a great opportunity to show your talents and glowing personality — barring any major mistakes.
In a Tuesday interview with Good Morning America, Smart opened up for the first time about his love of almost one year.
Interview with HomeAway's CFO, Lynn Atchison .
"This was not avoidable human error," Maltin said in a telephone interview from London.
Interview with Eric Enger of Gentleman Auction House .
INTERVIEWS Guns N' Roses Auction Off Old Clothes Dryer.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Salahi said she plans to put the dress up for bid around the time the scandal is addressed in "The Real Housewives of D.C.".
Film will mix concert footage and confessional interview.
Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika gives an interview with AFP on July 18, 2011 in Lilongwe.
In a special anniversary interview, Washington Editor Jill Wechsler speaks with with FDA Deputy Commissioner Deborah Autor about where the agency is headed.
In our interview with frontman M. Shadows late last year, he hinted that the band would hit Southeast Asia in 2012.
In-depth interview: The "Chief" of country music – Eric Church is taking chances in risk- averse Nashville.

In science:

So we want to avoid such problems said the persons whom we interviewed.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
The main conclusions derived from the fuzzy analysis and the suggestions based on it and the conclusions and suggestions based on the collected data described in chapter two and discussion and interviews with them are also given as supportive evidence of the mathematical analysis.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
It is not a straightforward exercise, however, to build a graphical model, either from data or from expert interviews.
Stable Independence in Perfect Maps
Now, consider a set of independence statements that have been established from expert interviews and/or data analysis.
Stable Independence in Perfect Maps
This construction can be done either automatically through data analysis, or manually from expert interviews.
Stable Independence in Perfect Maps