\ ˈvī-ə How to pronounce via (audio) , ˈvē-ə How to pronounce via (audio) \

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

Synonyms

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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At Home Advisor Instead of getting physically stationed at the nearest Genius Bars, At Home Advisors connect with Apple users all over the country via phone calls and online chats. Kathleen Corlett, Woman's Day, "How to Work for Apple Without Leaving Your House," 1 May 2019 Winners will be notified via email on Friday evening. Sara Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "Enter raffle for chance at the latest Yeezy Boost release," 1 Apr. 2019 Doing so with the above suggestions via email or a phone call is typically fine. Kimberly Truong, SELF, "Here’s Exactly How to Break Up With Your Therapist," 9 Mar. 2019 Water cascades off the rooftop pool deck down the tower via glass panels. Whitney Robinson, ELLE Decor, "Is This the Most Beautiful Museum Gift Shop in the World?," 19 Apr. 2019 Chicago police on Thursday were searching for dozens of missing luxury cars that were fraudulently rented via the mobile app used by car-sharing service Share Now. Erin Ailworth, WSJ, "Chicago Police Search for Missing Cars Fraudulently Rented Via Mobile App," 18 Apr. 2019 But perhaps most importantly, the Roav opens up hands-free, in-car Google Assistant access to iPhone users via the Home app. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Anker's Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant to your car's 12V socket, even with an iPhone," 17 Apr. 2019 The company offered me a week of free on-demand readings via the app (normally $19.99 each). Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, "What I Learned From Having an On-Call Astrologer for a Week," 1 Apr. 2019 An Instagram spokesperson told Buzzfeed News that users can only purchase one item at a time via the app, but added that the team is looking for additional ways to improve the shopping experience, which includes multi-item purchasing. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Instagram Just Added a New In-App Shopping Feature," 19 Mar. 2019

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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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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 How to pronounce via (audio) , ˈvē-ə\

Kids Definition of via

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

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