Meaning of route by Wiktionary Dictionary
- ( RP )
- IPA: /ruːt/
- Rhymes: -uːt
- ( GA )
- IPA: /ruːt/, /raʊt/
- Rhymes: -uːt, Rhymes: -aʊt
- ( AusE )
- IPA: /rʉːt/
- Rhymes: -uːt
- Homophone: root ( /ruːt/ ); rout ( /raʊt/ )
- A course or way which is traveled or passed .
- A regular itinerary of stops, or the path followed between these stops, such as for delivery or passenger transportation .
- A road or path; often specifically a highway .
- Follow Route 49 out of town .
- ( Can we clean up( + ) this sense? ) ( figuratively ) An option for how to solve a given problem or achieve a given goal: a method, a way, a path, an approach.
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- ( Internet ) bridge
- ( Internet ) LAN
- ( Internet ) WAN
- outer, outre, outré
- Rout, n. [OF. route, LL. rupta, properly, a breaking, fr. L. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to break. See Rupture, reave, and cf. Rote repetition of forms, Route. In some senses this word has been confused with rout a bellowing, an uproar.] [Formerly spelled also route.]
1. A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a traveling company or throng. [Obs.] “A route of ratones [rats].” Piers Plowman. “A great solemn route.” Chaucer.
And ever he rode the hinderest of the route. Chaucer.
A rout of people there assembled were. Spenser.
2. A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the rabble; the herd of common people.
the endless routs of wretched thralls. Spenser.
The ringleader and head of all this rout. Shak.
Nor do I name of men the common rout. Milton.
3. The state of being disorganized and thrown into confusion; -- said especially of an army defeated, broken in pieces, and put to flight in disorder or panic; also, the act of defeating and breaking up an army; as, “the rout of the enemy was complete”.
thy army . . .
Dispersed in rout, betook them all to fly. Daniel.
To these giad conquest, murderous rout to those. pope.
4. ( Law ) A disturbance of the peace by persons assembled together with intent to do a thing which, if executed, would make them rioters, and actually making a motion toward the executing thereof. Wharton.
5. A fashionable assembly, or large evening party. “At routs and dances.” Landor.
To put to rout, to defeat and throw into confusion; to overthrow and put to flight.
- Route ( rt or rout; 277 ), n. [OE. & F. route, OF. rote, fr. L. rupta ( sc. via ), fr. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to break; hence, literally, a broken or beaten way or path. See Rout, and cf. Rut a track.] The course or way which is traveled or passed, or is to be passed; a passing; a course; a road or path; a march.
Wide through the furzy field their route they take. Gay.
Explanation of route by Wordnet Dictionary
Definition of route by GCIDE Dictionary