- by way of; by means of; through: to London via Paris
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
- by a route that touches or passes through;
by way of:They came to Tangiers via Casablanca.
- by the agency or instrumentality of; by means of:to communicate via sign language. See -via-.
-via- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning "way;
a going.'' This meaning is found in such words as: deviant, devious, obviate, trivial, via, viaduct.