1. the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists;
- Example: "my interviews with teenagers revealed a weakening of religious bonds"
2. a conference (usually with someone important);
- Example: "he had a consultation with the judge"
- Example: "he requested an audience with the king"
[syn: consultation, audience, interview]
1. conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting;
[syn: interview, question]
2. discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation;
- Example: "We interviewed the job candidates"
3. go for an interview in the hope of being hired;
- Example: "The job candidate interviewed everywhere"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Interview \In"ter*view\, n. [F. entrevue, fr. entrevoir to see imperfectly, to have a glimpse of, s'entrevoir to visit each other. See Inter-, and View.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A conversation, or questioning, for the purpose of eliciting information for publication; the published statement so elicited. [1913 Webster] Note: A recent use, originating in American newspapers, but apparently becoming general. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Interview \In"ter*view\, v. t. To have an interview with; to question or converse with, especially for the purpose of obtaining information for publication. [Recent] [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
74 Moby Thesaurus words for "interview": appointment, appraisal, appraise, arrangement, assessment, attention, audience, audition, bargaining, bargaining session, blind date, bugging, catechize, check out, conclave, confab, confabulation, conference, confrontation, congress, consultation, convention, conversation, council, council fire, council of war, date, discussion, double date, ear, eavesdropping, electronic surveillance, engagement, engagement book, evaluate, evaluation, examine, exchange of views, eyeball-to-eyeball encounter, favorable attention, hearing, high-level talk, huddle, interchange of views, interrogate, listening, listening in, meeting, negotiations, news conference, palaver, parley, pourparler, powwow, press conference, pump, query, question, quiz, seance, session, sitting, sound out, summit, summit conference, summitry, talk, talk to, test, tryout, vet, vetting, wiretapping, worm out of