Definition of via
1 : by way of
2 : 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.
Origin and Etymology of via
Latin, ablative of via way — more at way
First Known Use: 1779
VIA Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of via for Students
: by way of <Our bus went via the northern route.>
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