by way of
phrasal 1. for the purpose of 2. by the route through ; via

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  • By way of — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • by way of — {prep.} 1. For the sake or purpose of; as. * /By way of example, he described his own experience./ 2. Through; by a route including; via. * /He went from New York to San Francisco by way of Chicago./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by way of — {prep.} 1. For the sake or purpose of; as. * /By way of example, he described his own experience./ 2. Through; by a route including; via. * /He went from New York to San Francisco by way of Chicago./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • By Way of Deception — Infobox book | name = By way of deception: The making and unmaking of a Mossad Officer author = Victor Ostrovsky country = United States language = English subject = Mossad publisher = St. Martin s Press release date = 1990 pages = 372 isbn =… …   Wikipedia

  • By reason of — Reason Rea son (r[=e] z n), n. [OE. resoun, F. raison, fr. L. ratio (akin to Goth. ra[thorn]j[=o] number, account, gara[thorn]jan to count, G. rede speech, reden to speak), fr. reri, ratus, to reckon, believe, think. Cf. {Arraign}, {Rate},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Way of the cross — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Way of the rounds — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Way of St. James — Infobox World Heritage Site WHS = Route of Santiago de Compostela State Party = ESP Type = Cultural Criteria = ii, iv, vi ID = 669 Region = Europe and North America Year = 1993 Session = 17th Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/669The Way of St …   Wikipedia

  • Way of the Dragon — The Way of the Dragon Way of the Dragon movie poster Traditional 猛龍過江 …   Wikipedia

  • Way of the Tiger — First Way of the Tiger book The Way of the Tiger is the name of a series of adventure gamebooks by Mark Smith and Jamie Thomson set on the fantasy world of Orb. The reader takes the part of a young ninja, Avenger, on his quest to avenge his… …   Wikipedia

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