via


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

vi·a

 (vī′ə, vē′ə)
prep.
1. By way of: went to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia.
2. By means of: sent the letter via airmail.

[Latin viā, ablative of via, road; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

via

(ˈvaɪə)
prep
by way of; by means of; through: to London via Paris.
[C18: from Latin viā, from via way]

vi•a

(ˈvaɪ ə, ˈvi ə)

prep.
1. by a route that touches or passes through; by way of.
2. by the agency or instrumentality of; by means of: to communicate via sign language.
[1770–80; < Latin viā, abl. of via way]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

via

preposition
1. through, by way of, by, by means of Mr Baker will return home via Britain and France.
2. using, by means of, with the help of Translators can now work via e-mail.
Translations
عَنْ طَرِيقعَن طَريق
přes
via
kautta
preko
um, meî viîkomu á
・・・経由で
...을 거쳐
caur
prek
via
โดยทาง
yoluyla-den/dan geçerek
qua

via

[ˈvaɪə] PREPpor; (esp by plane) → vía
we drove to Lisbon via Salamancafuimos a Lisboa por Salamanca
a flight via Brusselsun vuelo vía Bruselas

via

[ˈvaɪə ˈviːə] prep
(= through) → via
We went to Paris via Boulogne → Nous sommes allés à Paris via Boulogne.
(= by means of) → par
They can work from home, via e-mail → Ils peuvent travailler de chez eux, par e-mail.

via

prepüber (+acc); (with town names also) → via; they got in via the windowsie kamen durchs Fenster herein

via

[ˈvaɪə] prep (by way of, place) → via; (person) → attraverso, tramite; (by means of) → tramite, attraverso, per mezzo di

via

(ˈvaiə) preposition
by way of. We went to America via Japan; The news reached me via my aunt.

via

عَنْ طَرِيق přes via über μέσω vía kautta via preko attraverso ・・・経由で ...을 거쳐 via via przez via через via โดยทาง yoluyla qua 经由

vi·a

n. L. vía, tracto, conducto.
References in classic literature ?
For by a Portuguese Catholic priest, this very idea of Jonah's going to Nineveh via the Cape of Good Hope was advanced as a signal magnification of the general miracle.
The word is from the Latin villa which together with via, a way, or more anciently ved and vella, Varro derives from veho, to carry, because the villa is the place to and from which things are carried.
At one lecture two Japanese gentlemen were induced to talk to one another in their own language, via the telephone.
Advocating therefore a VIA MEDIA, I would lay down no fixed or absolute line of demarcation; but at the period when the frame is just beginning to set, and when the Medical Board has reported that recovery is improbable, I would suggest that the Irregular offspring be painlessly and mercifully consumed.
They had, mind ye, taken the box on the deck ready to fling in, and as it was marked Galatz via Varna, I thocht I'd let it lie till we discharged in the port an' get rid o't althegither.
From London to Suez via Mont Cenis and Brindisi, by rail and steamboats .
Dantes was tossed about on these doubts and wishes, when the patron, who had great confidence in him, and was very desirous of retaining him in his service, took him by the arm one evening and led him to a tavern on the Via del' Oglio, where the leading smugglers of Leghorn used to congregate and discuss affairs connected with their trade.
In this manner my arrival was circulated prematurely in certain coteries, the pretty mouths and fine voices that spoke of my marvels, being quite unconscious that they were circulating news that had reached their ears via Honor O'Flagherty, Biddy Noon, and Kathleen Brady.
The cringing servility of his manner was due, no doubt, to the address legible on the pile of luggage, which announced their owner to be "Lady Muriel Orme, passenger to Elveston, via Fayfield Junction.
Then he got up in the world and became an Obi-man, which gives an opportunity to wealth VIA blackmail.
In the meantime we shall treat ourselves to a couple of carpet-bags, encourage the manufactures of the countries through which we travel, and make our way at our leisure into Switzerland, via Luxembourg and Basle.
She was a very accomplished woman, and she lived in the Via Gregoriana.