- by a route that touches or passes through; by way of: to fly to Japan via the North Pole.
- by the agency or instrumentality of: a solution via an inquiry.
- Architecture. a space between two mutules.
Origin of via
Examples from the Web for via
Isolated lesbians learned that there were other women like them via books whose covers aimed to titillate heterosexual men.How Pulp Fiction Saved Literature
January 8, 2015
As it currently stands, the Via Dolorosa follows the account given in the Gospel of John.
The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is marked by nine stations of the cross.
Inquiries will be accepted only via Western Union telegram or rotary phone.The World’s Toughest Political Quiz
December 31, 2014
She has had clients from all over the world, including Ireland and India, who are drawn to her via word of mouth and her website.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
My next craft was the Camillus, a ship that was bound to Greenock, via Charleston.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
The Via Nazionale turned for the last time at the foot of the slope.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
And do you remember the street that turns off left, the Via Poli?The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
The answer arrived, via telephone, about eight that evening.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
I have sent a copy of this via Bilboa, and another from Cadiz.
- by way of; by means of; throughto London via Paris
Word Origin and History for via
1779, from Latin via "by way of," ablative form of via "way, road, channel, course," from PIE *wegh- (see weigh).