via

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preposition \ˈvī-ə, ˈvē-ə\

Definition of via

  1. 1 :  by way of

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

Examples of via in a sentence

  1. She flew to Los Angeles via Chicago.

  2. I'll let her know via one of our friends.

  3. He did some research via computer.

  4. We went home via a shortcut.

Origin and Etymology of via

Latin, ablative of via way — more at way


First Known Use: 1779


VIA Defined for English Language Learners

via

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preposition \ˈvī-ə, ˈvē-ə\

Definition of via for English Language Learners

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

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


VIA Defined for Kids

via

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preposition \ˈvī-ə, ˈvē-ə\

Definition of via for Students

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



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