Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • prep. By way of: went to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia.
  • prep. By means of: sent the letter via airmail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A main road or highway, especially in ancient Rome. (Mainly used in set phrases, below.)
  • n. A small hole in a printed-circuit board filled with metal which connects two or more layers.
  • prep. By way of; passing through.
  • prep. By (means of); using (a medium).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A road or way.
  • prep. By the way of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Away! off! formerly a word of encouragement from commanders to their men, riders to their horses, etc., and also an expression of impatience, defiance, etc.
  • n. A highway; a road; a way or passage.
  • n. In anatomy and medicine, a natural passage of the body.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin via ("road"), of uncertain origin, plausibly cognate with vehere 'to conduct'.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin viā, ablative singular of via ("way, road").

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  • I see this word all the time and it's just fun to say..Just ask Samantha Puckett "i-Carly"

    September 20, 2010