\ äⁿ(n)-ˈrüt How to pronounce en route (audio) , en-, in-, -ˈrau̇t How to pronounce en route (audio) \

Definition of en route

: on or along the way he reads en route arrived early despite en route delays

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At least 35 children and newborns have died since early December, most from hypothermia, either en route or shortly after arriving at the camp, according to the United Nations. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "Battle to Oust Islamic State Takes Toll on Syrian Civilians," 13 Feb. 2019 The guest list remains top secret, but members of Jonas' family, including his brothers Joe and Kevin and Joe's fiancée Sophie Turner, have already arrived or are currently en route to India. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Miss Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Wedding," 29 Nov. 2018 January 2016 West Air Sweden Flight 294, a Canadair CRJ-200 cargo jet, was en route to Tromso, Norway, when an alarm klaxon went off and the autopilot disengaged. Jeff Wise, Popular Mechanics, "4 Times Before the Boeing 737 Max 8 That Plane Automation Software Went Haywire," 18 Mar. 2019 Accompanied by her hairstylist Ken Paves en route to the show, VB documented her quickie transformation and revealed that actual scissors were on hand during the journey to perfect her PCAs look. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Ken Paves Cut Victoria Beckham's Hair on the Way to the People's Choice Awards," 12 Nov. 2018 Robot automation in pizza restaurants isn’t a new idea, and the en route cooking concept is already being patented by pizza delivery startups like Zume. Dami Lee, The Verge, "The Tundra PIE Pro is a pickup truck that makes Pizza Hut on the go," 30 Oct. 2018 The crew took care of Claire, while a Dutch doctor, Wym Bakker, en route home from providing maternity care in Ghana, took charge of the birth. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "What Happens to Babies Born on Planes," 26 Oct. 2018 In the first game, Fehmel allowed just one hit - a single to left by Zachary Ardito in the fifth - en route to his third win of the season. Oregon State Beavers Athletics, OregonLive.com, "Bryce Fehmel hurls one-hitter to lead Oregon State baseball to sweep of Hartford," 4 Mar. 2018 Early this afternoon, Meghan was spotted en route to the shower, which is said to be taking place at a hotel on the Upper East Side. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Steps Out in All-Black Look for Her New York City Baby Shower," 19 Feb. 2019

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1779, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of en route

: on or along the way when you are going to a place

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Kids Definition of en route

: on or along the way I finished my homework en route to school.

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