- 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.
route definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
route definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Abbr. Rt. or Rte.a. A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another.b. A highway.
- A customary line of travel. See Synonyms at way.
- A fixed course or territory assigned to a salesperson or delivery person.
- Football A pass pattern.
- A means of reaching a goal.
- To send or forward by a specific route. See Synonyms at send1.
- To schedule the order of (a sequence of procedures).
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rupta (via), broken (road), feminine past participle of rumpere, to break; see rout1.
route - Phrases/Idioms
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