An interview is a conversation where somebody is trying to get information from another person. The person asking questions is called the interviewer and the person answering questions is called the interviewee. Police interview suspects and witnesses to a crime to find out what happened. Military intelligence agents interview prisoners to learn about enemy plans and capabilities.
Employers interview people trying to get a job to find out if they are a good person for the job. Researchers might use an interview to ask people to find how they feel about a certain issue. Interviews are often used in journalism to get information that can be used for stories on news shows or in newspapers.