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route

 (ro͞ot, rout)
n.
1. Abbr. Rt. or Rte.
a. A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another: the route from Maine to Boston takes you through New Hampshire; ocean routes that avoided the breeding grounds of whales.
b. A highway: traveled on Route 12 through Michigan.
2. A fixed course or territory assigned to a salesperson or delivery person.
3. A means of reaching a goal: The route to success required hard work.
4. Football A pass pattern.
tr.v. rout·ed, rout·ing, routes
1. To send or forward by a specific route. See Synonyms at send1.
2. To schedule the order of (a sequence of procedures).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rupta (via), broken (road), feminine past participle of rumpere, to break; see rout1.]

route

(ruːt)
n
1. the choice of roads taken to get to a place
2. a regular journey travelled
3. (Automotive Engineering) (capital) US a main road between cities: Route 66.
4. (Mountaineering) mountaineering the direction or course taken by a climb
5. (Medicine) med the means by which a drug or agent is administered or enters the body, such as by mouth or by injection: oral route.
vb (tr) , routes, routing, routeing or routed
to plan the route of; send by a particular route
[C13: from Old French rute, from Vulgar Latin rupta via (unattested), literally: a broken (established) way, from Latin ruptus broken, from rumpere to break, burst]
Usage: When forming the present participle or verbal noun from the verb to route, it is preferable to retain the e in order to distinguish the word from routing, the present participle or verbal noun from rout1, to defeat or rout2, to dig, rummage: the routeing of buses from the city centre to the suburbs. The spelling routing in this sense is, however, sometimes encountered, esp in American English

route

(rut, raʊt)

n., v. rout•ed, rout•ing. n.
1. a course, way, or road for passage or travel.
2. a customary or regular line of passage or travel.
3. a specific itinerary or round of stops regularly visited by a person in the performance of a job: a newspaper route.
v.t.
4. to fix the route of: to route a tour.
5. to send, direct, or forward by a particular route: Calls were routed through the switchboard.
[1175–1225; Middle English: way, course < Old French < Vulgar Latin *rupta(via) broken, i.e., freshly made, forced (way), Latin: feminine past participle of rumpere to break; compare rout1]

route

The prescribed course to be traveled from a specific point of origin to a specific destination. See also axial route; controlled route; dispatch route; lateral route; reserved route; signed route; supervised route.

Rout, Route

 a troop, throng, company; a clamourous multitude; a rabble; a tumultuous crowd—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: rout or route of Black beasts, 1576; of clerks, 1430; of rural folk, 1616; of gentlemen; of knights, 1486; of lords, 1386; of nightingales, 1366; of ragged rhymers, 1579; of roiters, 1750; of ruffians and robbers, 1568; of worldly and gallant servants, 1491; of sheep, 1821; of snails, 1440; of soldiers; of strangers, 1737; of the wicked, 1561; of wolves, 1275; of words and actions, 1624.

route


Past participle: routed
Gerund: routeing

Imperative
route
route
Present
I route
you route
he/she/it routes
we route
you route
they route
Preterite
I routed
you routed
he/she/it routed
we routed
you routed
they routed
Present Continuous
I am routeing
you are routeing
he/she/it is routeing
we are routeing
you are routeing
they are routeing
Present Perfect
I have routed
you have routed
he/she/it has routed
we have routed
you have routed
they have routed
Past Continuous
I was routeing
you were routeing
he/she/it was routeing
we were routeing
you were routeing
they were routeing
Past Perfect
I had routed
you had routed
he/she/it had routed
we had routed
you had routed
they had routed
Future
I will route
you will route
he/she/it will route
we will route
you will route
they will route
Future Perfect
I will have routed
you will have routed
he/she/it will have routed
we will have routed
you will have routed
they will have routed
Future Continuous
I will be routeing
you will be routeing
he/she/it will be routeing
we will be routeing
you will be routeing
they will be routeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been routeing
you have been routeing
he/she/it has been routeing
we have been routeing
you have been routeing
they have been routeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been routeing
you will have been routeing
he/she/it will have been routeing
we will have been routeing
you will have been routeing
they will have been routeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been routeing
you had been routeing
he/she/it had been routeing
we had been routeing
you had been routeing
they had been routeing
Conditional
I would route
you would route
he/she/it would route
we would route
you would route
they would route
Past Conditional
I would have routed
you would have routed
he/she/it would have routed
we would have routed
you would have routed
they would have routed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.route - an established line of travel or accessroute - an established line of travel or access
feeder line - a branching path off of a main transportation line (especially an airline)
main line - the principal route of a transportation system
data track, track - (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
air lane, skyway, airway, flight path - a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
approach pattern, traffic pattern, pattern - the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport; "the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded"; "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"
flight path - the path of a rocket or projectile or aircraft through the air
beat, round - a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
bus route - the route regularly followed by a passenger bus
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
line of flight - the path along which a freely moving object travels through the air
line of march - the route along which a column advances
celestial orbit, orbit - the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another; "he plotted the orbit of the moon"
electron orbit, orbit - the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
paper round, paper route - the route taken when delivering newspapers every day
beeline - the most direct route; "he made a beeline for the bathroom"
circuit - an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to; "she's a familiar name on the club circuit"; "on the lecture circuit"; "the judge makes a circuit of the courts in his district"; "the international tennis circuit"
crosscut - a diagonal path
supply line, supply route - a route over which supplies can be delivered
line of fire - the path of a missile discharged from a firearm
flyway, migration route - the geographic route along which birds customarily migrate
fairway - the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters
direction, way - a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"
trade route - a route followed by traders (usually in caravans)
2.route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportationroute - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
access road, slip road - a short road giving access to an expressway; "in Britain they call an access road a slip road"
bend, curve - curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
bypath, byroad, byway - a side road little traveled (as in the countryside)
causeway - a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand
clearway - a road on which you are not allowed to stop (unless you have a breakdown)
corduroy - a road made of logs laid crosswise
crest, crown - the center of a cambered road
detour, roundabout way - a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
parkway, drive - a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
driveway, private road, drive - a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway"
highway, main road - a major road for any form of motor transport
carrefour, crossroad, crossway, intersection, crossing - a junction where one street or road crosses another
rail line, railway line, line - the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
pavement, paving - the paved surface of a thoroughfare
post road - a road over which mail is carried
roadbed - a bed supporting a road
roadway - a road (especially that part of a road) over which vehicles travel
shortcut, crosscut, cutoff - a route shorter than the usual one
berm, shoulder - a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road; "the car pulled off onto the shoulder"
side road - a minor road branching off of a main road
skid road - a road made of logs on which freshly cut timber can be hauled
speedway - road where high speed driving is allowed
thoroughfare - a public road from one place to another
cart track, cartroad, track - any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
rotary, roundabout, traffic circle, circle - a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
turnaround - an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around
turnoff - a side road where you can turn off; "I missed the turnoff and went 15 miles out of my way"
turnout, widening - a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
way - any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out"
Verb1.route - send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
despatch, dispatch, send off - send away towards a designated goal
2.route - send via a specific route
send, direct - cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
3.route - divert in a specified direction; "divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders"
divert - send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

route

noun
1. way, course, road, direction, path, journey, passage, avenue, itinerary the most direct route to the town centre
2. beat, run, round, circuit They would go out on his route and check him.
verb
1. direct, lead, guide, steer, convey, usher Approaching cars will be routed into two lanes.
2. send, forward, dispatch plans to route every emergency call through three exchanges

route

noun
1. A course affording passage from one place to another:
2. An area regularly covered, as by a policeman or reporter:
3. A means or method of entering into or achieving something desirable:
Informal: ticket.
verb
1. To cause (something) to be conveyed to a destination:
2. To show the way to:
Translations
طَريقطَرِيقيُوَجِّه السَّيْر
cestanasměrovat cestutrasa
rutedirigere
reitti
ruta
beinaleiî
ルート
노정
mokomasis žygis
ceļšmaršrutsnosūtīt pa maršrutunovirzītvirzīt
nasmerovať cestu
potproga
rutt
เส้นทาง
tuyến đường

route

[ruːt]
A. N
1. (gen) → ruta f, camino m; [of bus] → recorrido m; [of ship] → rumbo m, derrota f; (= itinerary) → itinerario m; (= direction) → rumbo m
Route 31 (US) → Ruta 31
the route to the coastel camino de la costa
to go by a new routeseguir una ruta nueva
shipping routevía f marítima
air routeruta f aérea
2. (US) [ruːt, raʊt] (= delivery round) → recorrido m
B. VTfijar el itinerario de (Comput) → encaminar
the train is now routed through Derbyahora el tren pasa por Derby
C. CPD route map Nmapa m de carreteras
route march Nmarcha f de entrenamiento

route

[ˈraʊt ˈruːt]
n
(= way) → itinéraire m
We're planning our route → Nous établissons notre itinéraire.
the best route to London → le meilleur itinéraire pour aller à Londres
"all routes" → "toutes directions"
en route (= on the way) → en chemin
[bus] → parcours m
bus route → ligne f de bus
[trade, shipping] → route f
shipping route → route f de navigation
air route → itinéraire m aérien
(to success, objective)chemin m
to go the route (US)aller jusqu'au bout
(US) (= main road) → route f
Route 1 → Route 1
vtdirigerroute map n
(British) (for journey)carte f itinéraire
(for trains, buses, planes)carte f du réseau
(fig)feuille f de route

route

[, (US)]
n
Strecke f, → Route f; (bus service) → Linie f; (fig, in planning etc) → Weg m; shipping routesSchifffahrtsstraßen or -wege; air routesFlugwege; what route does the 39 bus take?welche Strecke or Route fährt der 39er-Bus?; we live on a bus routewir wohnen an einer Buslinie; the route to the coast goes through Easthamptonder Weg zur Küste führt durch Easthampton; “all routes” (Mot) → „alle Richtungen; route mapStraßenkarte f
(Mil) → Marschbefehl m; route marchGeländemarsch m
(US: = delivery round) → Runde f; he has a paper routeer trägt Zeitungen aus
(Med, of drug) → Weg m
vt train, coach, buslegen; telephone callleiten; my baggage was routed through Amsterdammein Gepäck wurde über Amsterdam geschickt; the train is routed through Birminghamder Zug wird durch Birmingham geführt or über Birmingham gelegt

route

[ruːt] n (gen) → itinerario
shipping/air routes → rotte fpl marittime/aeree
bus route → percorso dell'autobus
we're on the main bus route → abitiamo vicino alla linea dell'autobus
the best route to London → la strada migliore per andare a Londra
en route → per strada
en route from ...to → viaggiando da... a
en route for → in viaggio verso
"all routes" (Aut) → "tutte le direzioni"

route

(ruːt) , ((American also) raut) noun
a way of getting somewhere; a road. Our route took us through the mountains.
verb
to arrange a route for. Heavy traffic was routed round the outside of the town.
route march
a long march for soldiers in training.

route

طَرِيق trasa rute Strecke διαδρομή ruta reitti itinéraire ruta itinerario ルート 노정 route strekning szlak rota маршрут rutt เส้นทาง güzergah tuyến đường 路线

route

n. ruta.

route

n vía; — of administration vía de administración
References in classic literature ?
He probably had Jacinto, or some of that unprincipled scoundrel's friends, show him a short route to Copan and he came on from there.
Forts were erected at the different points that commanded the facilities of the route, and were taken and retaken, razed and rebuilt, as victory alighted on the hostile banners.
Now, as a vessel of war readily passes through the Dardanelles, hence a sperm whale could, by the same route, pass out of the Mediterranean into the Propontis.
And when he glanced upon the green walls of the watery defile in which the ship was then sailing, and bethought him that through that gate lay the route to his vengeance, and beheld, how that through that same gate he was now both chasing and being chased to his deadly end; and not only that, but a herd of remorseless wild pirates and inhuman atheistical devils were infernally cheering him on with their curses; --when all these conceits had passed through his brain, Ahab's brow was left gaunt and ribbed, like the black sand beach after some stormy tide has been gnawing it, without being able to drag the firm thing from its place.
Now you would think that the first thing the king would do after listening to such a novelette from an entire stranger, would be to ask for credentials -- yes, and a pointer or two as to locality of castle, best route to it, and so on.
If we had gone on, we should have arrived at the summit, but Harris preferred to ask a lot of questions--as usual, of a man who didn't know anything--and he told us to go back and follow the other route.
He gave up the raid for the day, and hurried back to the haunted house by the obscurest route he knew.
He was restive all through it; he kept tally of the details of the prayer, unconsciously -- for he was not listening, but he knew the ground of old, and the clergyman's regular route over it -- and when a little trifle of new matter was in- terlarded, his ear detected it and his whole nature re- sented it; he considered additions unfair, and scoun- drelly.
She continually forgot and started up the front stairs because it was the shortest route to her bedroom; she left the dipper on the kitchen shelf instead of hanging it up over the pail; she sat in the chair the cat liked best; she was willing to go on errands, but often forgot what she was sent for; she left the screen doors ajar, so that flies came in; her tongue was ever in motion; she sang or whistled when she was picking up chips; she was always messing with flowers, putting them in vases, pinning them on her dress, and sticking them in her hat; finally she was an everlasting reminder of her foolish, worthless father, whose handsome face and engaging manner had so deceived Aurelia, and perhaps, if the facts were known, others besides Aurelia.
Our reason for taking the water route was, that we were less liable to be suspected as runaways; we hoped to be regarded as fishermen; whereas, if we should take the land route, we should be subjected to interruptions of almost every kind.
Weston gave her the history of the engagements at Enscombe, which allowed his son to answer for having an entire fortnight at his command, as well as the route and the method of his journey; and she listened, and smiled, and congratulated.
They had long and quite delightful talks about their route.