This route shows several routes.
- The definition of a route is a path for travel.
An example of a route is a path from Ronks, Pennsylvania to Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.
- To route is defined as to create a path or to go on a path.
An example of to route is to plan a path from Ohio to Virginia.
- a road, way, or course for traveling; esp., a highway
- a course taken to achieve some end: an unorthodox career route
- a regular course traveled as in delivering mail, milk, newspapers, etc.
- a set of customers whom one regularly visits to make deliveries, solicit sales, etc.
- Archaic an order for troops to march
Origin of routeMiddle English from Old French route, rote from Classical Latin rupta (via), (path) broken through from feminine of ruptus, past participle of rumpere, to break: see rupture
transitive verbrout′ed, rout′ing
- to direct, send, forward, or transport by a specified route: to route goods through Omaha
- to fix the order of procedure of (a series of operations, etc.): to route orders through the sales department
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- 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.
- A fixed course or territory assigned to a salesperson or delivery person.
- A means of reaching a goal: The route to success required hard work.
- Football A pass pattern.
transitive verbrout·ed, rout·ing, routes
- To send or forward by a specific route. See Synonyms at send1.
- To schedule the order of (a sequence of procedures).
Origin of routeMiddle English from Old French from Latin rupta (via) broken (road) feminine past participle of rumpere to break ; see rout 1.
- A course or way which is traveled or passed.
- The route was used so much that it formed a rut.
- You need to find a route that you can take between these two obstacles.
- A regular itinerary of stops, or the path followed between these stops, such as for delivery or passenger transportation.
- We live near the bus route.
- Here is a map of our delivery routes.
- A road or path; often specifically a highway.
- Follow Route 49 out of town.
- (figuratively) One of multiple methods or approaches to doing something.
(third-person singular simple present routes, present participle routing or routeing (UK), simple past and past participle routed)
- To direct or divert along a particular course.
- All incoming mail was routed through a single office.
- (Internet) to connect two local area networks, thereby forming an internet
From Old French route, rote (French: route) “road, way, path" (source: route on Etymonline)