From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinterviewin‧ter‧view1 /ˈɪntəvjuː $ -ər-/ ●●●S2W1 noun1[countable, uncountable]BOASK A QUESTION a formal meeting at which someone is asked questions in order to find out whether they are suitable for a job, course of study etcinterview foran interview for a job on the ‘Los Angeles Times’a portfolio of work presented at interview2[countable]ASK A QUESTIONFAMOUS an occasion when a famous person is asked questions about their life, experiences, or opinions for a newspaper, magazine, televisionprogramme etcinterview withan interview with the presidentnewspaper/radio/television interviewElton John gave an interview to Barbara Walters (=he answered her questions).an exclusive interview (=one that is given to only one newspaper, programme etc)3[countable]PGOASK A QUESTION an official meeting with someone who asks you questionsa police interviewCOLLOCATIONSverbshave an interviewShe has an interview next week for a teaching job in Paris.go for an interview (also attend an interview formal)I went for an interview at a software company yesterday.get an interviewHe was one of only five people to get an interview out of more than 100 people who applied. be called/invited for (an) interviewApplicants who are called for interview may be asked to have a medical exam.do an interview (also conduct an interview formal)The interview was conducted in French.give somebody an interview (=interview someone)We gave her an interview, but decided not to offer her the job.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + interviewa job interviewTry to predict the questions you might get in your job interview.an informal/formal interviewApplicants will normally have an informal interview with the manager.One out of every six candidates reached the formal interview.the first interview (also the preliminary interview formal)He felt the first interview had gone well.a second/follow-up interview (=a more detailed interview after you have been successful in a previous interview)She was asked back for a second interview.a mock interview (=one that you do for practice, rather than a real interview)Mock interviews are one way in which students can improve their job-seeking skills.a face-to-face interview (=in which people meet in person)I had to do a face-to-face interview followed by an entry test.a telephone interviewThe first stage is a telephone interview.interview + NOUNinterview techniqueThe book gives some useful advice on interview technique.an interview questionSome of the interview questions were quite difficult to answer.the interview panel (=the group of people interviewing someone)The interview panel were very impressed with her enthusiasm.THESAURUSinterview a meeting in which someone is asked questions, to find out if they are suitable for a job, or to help the police find out about a crime. Also used about someone being asked questions on TV, in a newspaper, in a magazine etcI’ve got another job interview tomorrow. Since the police interview, she had changed her statement.an interview with Keith Richardsinterrogation an occasion when someone is asked a lot of questions for a long time in order to get information, sometimes using threats, usually by the police or the armyHe claims he was tortured during his interrogation.Police interrogation methods have been questioned.cross-examination an occasion when someone is asked questions about what they have just said, in order to see if they are telling the truth, especially in a court of lawUnder cross-examination, the only witness said she could not be sure about what she saw.consultation a meeting with a doctor or an expert to discusstreatment or to get adviceThe therapist charges $100 for a half hour consultation.Would you like to come back for another consultation?audience a formal meeting with a very important personHe was granted an audience with the Pope.
interview• We interviewed 12 candidates in three days.• We've interviewed a woman for the job already, but she wasn't very well qualified.• Police were interviewing another homeless man who was believed to be in the building at the time of the fire.• All prospective students are interviewed by alumni before a finaldecision is made.• At the end of the race the winner was interviewed by NBC news.• She has interviewedcelebrities and political leaders on her radio programme for over 25 years.• Medicalexaminers are interviewing family members about any uniquecharacteristics to help identify bodies.• The company also said that Mrs Hampton should have told them about her illness when she was interviewed for the job.• As one philosopherinterviewed in the filmnotes, they lackirony.• I interviewJoyDivision for the first time in 20 years.• Darlington police have been told about the vandalism and yesterday an officer went to interviewMiss Golightly.• Those I interviewed said that nearly all the public comment they had heard had been favourable to the televising of the House.• I'll be interviewing two candidates today and three others tomorrow.From Longman Business DictionaryLBED_17_ainterviewin‧ter‧view1 /ˈɪntəvjuː-ər-/ noun1[countable, uncountable]HUMAN RESOURCES a formal meeting at which someone is asked questions to find out whether they are suitable for a joba job interviewApplicants will be called for interview next month. →exit interview →flyback interview →screening interview2[countable] an occasion when someone, for example a politician, is asked questions about their views or actions on television, for a newspaper etcIn a radio interview this morning, the Chancellor ruled out a rise in interest rates.3[countable]MARKETING an occasion when someone is asked questions about a product or service, to find out how it can be improved or the best way to advertise ita market research interview →depth interview —depth-interviewing noun [uncountable]Large amounts of time are normally required for depth-interviewing.interviewinterview2 verb [intransitive, transitive]1HUMAN RESOURCESto ask someone questions in a formal meeting in order to find out if they are suitable for a jobShe was appointed without any other candidates being interviewed.I’ve been interviewing all afternoon.interview somebody for somethingWe interviewed twelve people for the job.2to ask someone, for example a politician, questions about their views or actions on television, for a newspaper etcThe chairman refused to be interviewed.3MARKETINGto ask someone questions about a product or service, to find out how it can be improved or the best way to advertise itA sample of 200 women were interviewed. —interviewer noun [countable]The interviewer should not ask about your marital status.her reputation as a tough political interviewer→ See Verb table