via

Via \Vi"a\, n. [L. See {Way}.] A road way. [1913 Webster] {Via Lactea} [L.] (Anat.), the Milky Way, or Galaxy. See {Galaxy}, 1. {Via media} [L.] (Theol.), the middle way; -- a name applied to their own position by the Anglican high-churchmen, as being between the Roman Catholic Church and what they term extreme Protestantism. [1913 Webster]