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route

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noun \ˈrüt, ˈrau̇t\

Simple Definition of route

  • : a way to get from one place to another place

  • : a way that someone or something regularly travels along

  • : a way of achieving or doing something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of route

  1. 1 a :  a traveled way :  highway <the main route north> b :  a means of access :  channel <the route to social mobility — T. F. O'Dea>

  2. 2 :  a line of travel :  course

  3. 3 a :  an established or selected course of travel or action b :  an assigned territory to be systematically covered <a newspaper route>

Examples of route in a sentence

  1. We didn't know what route to take.

  2. an escape route in case of fire

  3. a major bird migratory route

  4. You could take a different route and still arrive at the same conclusion.

  5. Take Route 2 into town.

  6. We live on a rural route.



Origin of route

Middle English, from Anglo-French rute, from Vulgar Latin *rupta (via), literally, broken way, from Latin rupta, feminine of ruptus, past participle


First Known Use: 13th century


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route

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Simple Definition of route

  • : to send (someone or something) along a particular route

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of route

routedrouting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to send by a selected route :  direct <was routed along the scenic shore road>

  3. 2 :  to divert in a specified direction

Examples of route in a sentence

  1. Traffic was routed around the accident.

  2. When the doctor is out, his calls are routed to his answering service.



1832

First Known Use of route

1832



ROUTE Defined for Kids

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route

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noun \ˈrüt, ˈrau̇t\

Definition of route for Students

  1. :  a regular, chosen, or assigned course of travel




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route

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verb

Definition of route for Students

routedrouting

  1. :  to send or transport by a selected course



Headscratcher for route

Routed and detour are spelled with the same letters and have related meanings. When drivers follow a detour because a street is closed, they are routed through different streets that take them to their destination.


Medical Dictionary

route

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noun \ˈrüt, ˈrau̇t\

Medical Definition of route

  1. :  a method of transmitting a disease or of administering a remedy <the airborne route of…infection—M. L. Furcolow>





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