\ 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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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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Recent Examples on the Web Down Under Bakery Pies The delight that is the savory meat pie made its way to NYC from New Zealand via Down Under Bakery. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, "How You Can Support NYC Small Businesses During Lockdown," 30 Mar. 2020 Fortunately, the ease with which one can adjust the N's many chassis and drivetrain modes via the steering-wheel buttons and the central touchscreen has been a boon to its livability. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Our Hyundai Veloster N Demands to Be Heard," 30 Mar. 2020 Their first match was intended to be broadcast as a pay-per-view, but technical difficulties meant it was streamed for free via Bleacher Report Live (Bleacher Report is owned by AT&T, which also owns CNN). Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Phil Mickelson 'working on' rematch of $9M clash with Tiger Woods," 30 Mar. 2020 Drawing will be held via Facebook Live on Monday, June 1, and participants do not have to be present to win. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Alexander Pierce Restaurant, looking ahead, offers $700 valued dinner raffle," 28 Mar. 2020 On March 18, Markle and Prince Harry addressed the pandemic via Instagram to encourage their followers to come together. Natasha Reda, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Reportedly ‘Committed to Having Another Baby’," 28 Mar. 2020 The payments will be made via direct deposit or check, depending on the method of payment used to receive tax returns. Crystal Hill, Indianapolis Star, "Here's how the $2 trillion federal stimulus will help Hoosiers," 27 Mar. 2020 An early, unedited version of the research manuscript has been made available via the journal Nature. Fox News, "Pangolins can carry coronavirus-related strains, scientists say," 27 Mar. 2020 Jumpstarters like the Noco Genius can also charge smartphones and other devices via their USB ports. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Jumpstart a Car," 27 Mar. 2020

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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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2 Apr 2020

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“Via.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/via. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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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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