Definition of via in English:


Line breaks: via
Pronunciation: /ˈvʌɪə


1Travelling through (a place) en route to a destination: they came to Europe via Turkey
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  • Tomorrow we are travelling home via Harrogate where we will call to see Daisy's other sister Janet.
  • The yacht will be taken to her destination via the Kiel Canal and a number of Baltic ports.
  • If the Congress is to rule on its own strength in times to come it must travel via Uttar Pradesh.
1.1By way of; through: most people buy a home with a mortgage via a building society
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  • Around three out of every five mortgages are arranged via mortgage brokers.
  • Most of the policies were sold via mortgage brokers who recommended the firm to house purchasers.
  • If you're travelling via coach, then a refreshment hamper is packed into the hold.
1.2By means of: a file sent via electronic mail
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  • These should be no more than 850 words and should be sent electronically via our website.
  • If the file is to large to send via email, you're left trying to find other ways to send it.
  • Messages can also be sent via email by completing an online form here.


late 18th century: from Latin, ablative of via 'way, road'.

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