en route

adverb or adjective
\ än-ˈrüt How to pronounce en route (audio) , 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

Examples of en route in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The governor’s office said nearly 400,000 tests were en route to San Bernardino. Melody Gutierrez, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2022 The Cincinnati Bearcats led the Georgia Bulldogs and appeared to be en route to the biggest win in program history. Jason Hoffman, The Enquirer, 31 Dec. 2021 The 26-year-old was en route to a performance in Caratinga. Katherine Love, Forbes, 25 Dec. 2021 In Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, new testing sites are opening, testing sites hours are being extended, mobile vaccination trucks are being deployed and more monoclonal antibodies are en route. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, 22 Dec. 2021 Samples from Bennu, an asteroid that may share similarities to Ryugu, are currently en route to Earth after NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission collected them in October 2020. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 20 Dec. 2021 To no surprise, many of the second hand styles from Rogers and Santiago’s thredUP edit are already en route to new owners, but there’s still plenty more to shop from it – some of which comes directly from the costume designers’ own set closet. Jamila Stewart, Essence, 20 Dec. 2021 Now, Jones is en route to having one of the best seasons ever for a rookie quarterback. Mark Daniels, USA TODAY, 19 Dec. 2021 The woman left while officers were en route to the house. cleveland, 15 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of en route

1779, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2022

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“En route.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/en%20route. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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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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\ än-ˈrüt How to pronounce en route (audio) \

Kids Definition of en route

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

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