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.]


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.


A conservation, or questioning, for the purpose of eliciting information for publication; the published statement so elicited.

⇒ A recent use, originating in American newspapers, but apparently becoming general.


© Webster 1913.

In"ter*view, v. t.

To have an interview with; to question or converse with, especially for the purpose of obtaining information for publication.



© Webster 1913.

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