ETYM French entrevue, from entrevoir to see imperfectly, to have a glimpse of, s'entrevoir to visit each other. Related to Inter-, and View.
The questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists.
Face-to-face meeting where one party, the interviewer, wishes to collect information from another party, the interviewee. Interviews are commonly used in selecting people for jobs. Banks and building societies also use interviews for processing applications for loans, and market researchers conduct interviews to gather information about the market they are investigating.
1. To conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting; SYN. question.
2. To discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation.
3. To go for an interview in the hope of being hired.