Route Definition

ro͝ot, rout
routed, routes, routing
noun
routes
A road, way, or course for traveling; esp., a highway.
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A highway.
Traveled on Route 12 through Michigan.
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A course taken to achieve some end.
An unorthodox career route.
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A fixed course or territory assigned to a salesperson or delivery person.
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A regular course traveled as in delivering mail, milk, newspapers, etc.
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verb
routes
To direct, send, forward, or transport by a specified route.
To route goods through Omaha.
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To fix the order of procedure of (a series of operations, etc.)
To route orders through the sales department.
Webster's New World
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.
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(Internet) To connect two local area networks, thereby forming an internet.

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pronoun

A former United States highway that ran from Chicago to Los Angeles.

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The Capricorn Highway in Queensland, Australia.

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idiom
go the route
  • to pitch an entire game
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Other Word Forms of Route

Noun

Singular:
route
Plural:
routes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Route

  • go the route

Origin of Route

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin rupta (via) broken (road) feminine past participle of rumpere to break rout1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French route, rote (French: route) “road, way, path" (source: route on Etymonline)

    From Wiktionary

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