- 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.
This route shows several routes.
- a road, way, or course for traveling; esp., a highway
- 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
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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 rout1.
- 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)