• synonyms


[vahy-uh, vee-uh]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
  1. by a route that touches or passes through; by way of: to fly to Japan via the North Pole.
  2. by the agency or instrumentality of: a solution via an inquiry.
  1. Architecture. a space between two mutules.

Origin of via

1770–80; < Latin viā, ablative of via way
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for via

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

British Dictionary definitions for via


  1. by way of; by means of; throughto London via Paris

Word Origin

C18: from Latin viā, from via way
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper