by way of

1via 经由

She went to Canada by way of Shanghai.她经过上海去加拿大。

2as a kind ofin the way of 当作

He said something by way of greeting.他说了几句话表示欢迎。

I offered her a pair of shoes by way of thanks.我送她一双鞋以表谢意。

By way of a presenthe sent her a lovely cat and its small house.作为礼物,他送给她一只可爱的小猫以及它住的小屋。