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

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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Word History


Latin, ablative of via way — more at way

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of via was in 1677

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“Via.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/via. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: by way of
entered via the back door

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