\ ˈvī-ə , ˈvē-ə \

Definition of via 

1 : by way of

2 : through the medium or agency of also : by means of

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Synonyms for via


by, through

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Examples of via in a Sentence

She flew to Los Angeles via Chicago. I'll let her know via one of our friends. He did some research via computer. We went home via a shortcut.
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If a black vulture cannot kill its target, typically via gouging out its eyes or tearing at other soft and exposed tissues, then the animal is often left to bleed out. Jordyn Hermani, Indianapolis Star, "Black vultures are eating cows alive. But it's difficult to legally kill the birds.," 13 July 2018 Apply to programs like Qkids to teach English to kids in China via video chat or Skype. Alessandra Puccio /, NBC News, "Finding your (hidden) value," 13 July 2018 The Milwaukee Bucks forward blasted out the invitation via Instagram on Thursday. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks forward Jabari Parker starts pickup game in Bay View," 13 July 2018 Mark DeVoe, director of Planning and Economic Development, said via email. Bill Leukhardt, Courant Community, "Plainville Asks Residents For Ideas On Updating Master Plan Of Devopment," 14 July 2018 About 600, total, were in attendance, counting those watching via video in an overflow area because no more standing room could be found in main area of the church. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: The Bond Of Dee And Ginny Rowe Was The Bond For Countless Communities, A UConn Family," 12 July 2018 Target will notify you through the app or via email when your order is ready. Jeanne Houck, Cincinnati.com, "You can kick it at the curb with Target's new 'Drive Up' service," 11 July 2018 Also this fall, KidsMatter will share the survey results with District 203 and 204 students in middle and high schools via video and roll out an information campaign. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "KidsMatter developing programs to reach stressed-out Naperville youth," 6 July 2018 Andy and Robyn Kuehler watched flames approach their cabin via surveillance video from their primary residence in Nebraska. CBS News, "Colorado wildfire destroys more than 100 homes; "extreme caution" urged across West," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of via

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for via

Latin, ablative of via way — more at way

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via crucis

via dolorosa

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The first known use of via was in 1677

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English Language Learners Definition of via

: by going through (a particular place) : by way of (a particular place)

: by means of (a person, machine, etc.) : by using (something or someone)

\ ˈvī-ə , ˈvē-ə \

Kids Definition of via

: by way of Our bus went via the northern route.

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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