\ äⁿ(n)-ˈrüt , en- , in- , -ˈrau̇t \

Definition of en route 

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

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Earlier this month, the company tweeted that its transporter erector launcher was en route to Kodiak. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Small sat market surging, Proton dying, Falcon Heavy certified," 29 June 2018 Officers learned the drugs were en route to Chicago from California, according to investigators. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Chicago police dog sniffs out $10 million worth of marijuana," 25 June 2018 But for Spieth — who forced a playoff by one-hopping a bunker shot on the 18th hole in the 2013 John Deere Classic en route to his first tour win — the unlikely is becoming the routine. Chris Brodeur, courant.com, "How Difficult Was Jordan Spieth's Winning Bunker Shot At The Travelers Championship? Like Many, We Tried It," 20 June 2018 Ranariddh and Phalla were en route to visit supporters in the seaside town of Sihanoukville during a campaign tour ahead of the country’s upcoming general election. Time, "Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh Seriously Injured in Car Accident That Killed His Wife," 18 June 2018 Cayre and Sapienza hit it off, and before long, were en route to a castle in Maastricht for a business seminar designed to educate art world professionals about finance and to educate financiers about the art world. Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Longreads, "Tax-Free Storage Wars," 29 May 2018 Caleb died en route to the hospital, the release said. Hanna Krueger, NOLA.com, "Son killed in nighttime boating accident in Ascension Parish, father faces DWI: LDWF," 13 May 2018 The suspect, whose name wasn't immediately released, died en route to a hospital. Fox News, "Off-duty officer fatally shoots man in suburban Atlanta," 13 May 2018 This lineup was known as the Death Lineup in the pre-Durant days, when Harrison Barnes played the small forward role en route to Golden State’s 2015 title. Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "Warriors 'Hamptons Five' lineup provides evidence: This group is deadly," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of en route

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

en route

\ än-ˈrüt \

Kids Definition of en route

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

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