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route

noun

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  1. 1 a passage cleared for public vehicular travel take Route 190 for six miles, then get off Synonyms arterial, artery, avenue, boulevard, carriageway [British], drag, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, pike, road, roadway, way, row, street, thoroughfare, thruway, trace, turnpikeRelated Words causeway; autobahn, autoroute, autostrada, dual carriageway [chiefly British], interstate, motorway [chiefly British], superhighway; beltway, bypass, parkway, ring road [chiefly British]; corniche, switchback; through street; high street [British], Main Street; backstreet, branch, bystreet, byway, crossroad, secondary road, shunpike, side road, side street; alley, alleyway; circle, lane, laneway [British], mews [chiefly British], place; close [chiefly British], cul-de-sac, dead end; corridor; track, trail

  2. 2 an established course for traveling from one place to another we're going to get stuck in traffic if we take the usual route Synonyms approach, avenue, path, passage, wayRelated Words bypath, byway, lane, laneway [British]; artery, boulevard, bypass, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, passageway, pike, road, roadway, routeway [chiefly British], row, street, thoroughfare, turnpike; walk, walkway; trace, track, trail; airway; bikeway, cycleway [British]; channel, gat, watercourse, waterway; door, doorway, gate, gateway, hatch, portal

  3. 3 the direction along which something or someone moves hurricanes generally take a northerly route up the Atlantic seaboard Synonyms course, line, pathway, path, routeway [chiefly British], steps, track, wayRelated Words circle, circuit, loop, orbit; arc, flight path, trajectory; ascent, descent


route

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of route

  1. to point out the way for (someone) especially from a position in front the guide routed us smoothly through the jungle Synonyms conduct, direct, guide, marshal (also marshall), pilot, lead, show, steer, usherRelated Words precede; accompany, attend, chaperone (or chaperon), convoy, escort, see; control, manageNear Antonyms dog, hound, shadow, tail, tailgateAntonyms follow, trail


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