\ 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


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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The city’s insurer, the Florida League of Cities, hired a consultant to handle the negotiations with the hackers via the email addresses that had been posted on the city server. Frances Robles, New York Times, "A City Paid a Hefty Ransom to Hackers. But Its Pains Are Far From Over.," 7 July 2019 Kaline’s throw beat Rivera by more than five feet, and all Boone had to do was apply the tag when Rivera arrived via a headfirst slide. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, "65 years ago today, Al Kaline did something amazing for the Detroit Tigers," 7 July 2019 Anonymous tips can also be sent via Crime Stoppers by calling or texting 216-25-CRIME (216-252-7463). Jane Morice | Jmorice@cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Cleveland police release images of Jeep suspected of hitting on-duty officer downtown," 7 July 2019 The five members of the SAG disciplinary committee present then halted the proceedings for an hour to deliberate, but ultimately allowed Bogart to share her story via video conference. Amy Kaufman, latimes.com, "SAG finds Kip Pardue guilty of serious misconduct. What repercussions will he face?," 7 July 2019 Her local community and others around the world have raised more than $100,000 via the crowdfunding site GoFundMe to help with future treatment. Fox News, "Drunken driver leaves Disney intern paralyzed after car crash," 7 July 2019 The council agreed to link the small Meridian district between Cleveland and Pratt avenues via Meridian/Greene Street to the downtown Quigley district. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al.com, "Huntsville council expands entertainment districts: New location, additional days," 7 July 2019 And this is to say nothing of streaming revenue, in which the world’s best — or most charismatic — gamers can make large sums simply by playing online and allowing others to watch live via sites like YouTube and Twitch. Dugan Arnett, BostonGlobe.com, "Father, son ‘all-in’ on teen’s bid for eSports stardom," 6 July 2019 The app had a flaw, according to Yahoo News Japan (via ZDnet). Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "7-Eleven Japan shut down its mobile payment app after hackers stole $500,000 from users," 6 July 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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