en route

adverb or adjective

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

Examples of en route in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two years later, the group helped quadruple the Mustangs’ total wins en route to the state title. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 June 2024 The Lions started four freshmen and one junior last season en route to its first section championship. Dan Albano, Orange County Register, 6 June 2024 The Timberwolves shot 34% from the field in the first half of Game 5 in Minneapolis, while also committing nine turnovers en route to scoring just 40 first-half points. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, 2 June 2024 Astronauts Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore are set to lift off at 12:25 PM ET Saturday aboard the Boeing Starliner en route to the International Space Station. Geoff Brumfiel, NPR, 1 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for en route 

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Word History



First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of en route was in 1779

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“En route.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/en%20route. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

en route

: on or along the way

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