\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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WYOMING Mary Throne Nellie Ross became governor of Wyoming via special election in 1925, after her husband died in office. Jill Filipovic, Harper's BAZAAR, "Your State-by-State Guide to Women Running in the Midterms," 31 Oct. 2018 They can be purchased at the Athletic Ticket Office on the west side of Albertsons Stadium, via phone at 208-426-4737, or online. ... Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "Ex-Boise State linebacker heads to College of Idaho after ending baseball career," 10 July 2018 Fans can vote via computer, tablet or smart phone until Wednesday at 4 p.m. EDT. Houston Mitchell Los Angeles Times, star-telegram, "Potent AL outfield of Trout, Betts and Judge headlines All-Star game rosters," 9 July 2018 The ACSI Restaurant Report 2018 on full-service and limited-service dining chains is based on random applicants and contacted via email between June 19, 2017 and May 29, 2018. Dixita Limbachia, USA TODAY, "This fast-food chain has diners clucking in new quality survey," 5 July 2018 According to Ford executive Steven Armstrong, via Twitter, Ford produces 7,000 cars in around four hours. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "Tesla hit a major production milestone — but will have to keep that going before it can be a ‘real car company’," 2 July 2018 Bryan spoke to the Globe via phone from a between-tour-dates trip to his beach house. Maura Johnston, BostonGlobe.com, "Luke Bryan’s country is big enough for everyone," 28 June 2018 According to Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia, Milan are having to now consider the sale of some of their prize player assets, namely captain Leonardo Bonucci. SI.com, "AC Milan Could Be Forced to Sell Captain Leonardo Bonucci Amid Club's FFP Woes," 13 July 2018 John Milburn, the department's director of legislative and public affairs, said via email that process is usually done within 30 days. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Backed by three law firms, Amerigroup files formal protest of new KanCare contracts," 10 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 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)

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Kids Definition of via

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

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