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.]
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
2. A conversation, 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.
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]