Meaning of ROUTE in English

ROUTE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bus route

We live very near a main bus route.

a commuter route (= a road or railway line that commuters use )

a crowd lines the street/route etc

A crowd lined the street to catch a glimpse of the president.

a cycle route (= way of getting somewhere on a cycle )

I bought a map of all the cycle routes in the area.

alternative route

An alternative route is along the Via Unione.

an escape route

All their escape routes had been blocked.

an exit route (= a way out of a building, plane etc, used in an emergency or a fire )

Staff must become familiar with the building’s exit routes.

en route

a flight en route from Tokyo to Sydney

roundabout route

The bus took a very long and roundabout route .

route march

sb’s escape route from sth (= someone’s only chance of getting away from a bad situation )

Bankruptcy offered his only escape route from mounting debt.

snow route

the coast route (= the way that follows the coast )

I’d prefer to take the coast route.

trade route

ancient trade routes between Europe and Asia

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

alternative

This means finding alternative routes to success, and it means measuring and treasuring success in small amounts.

Hobsbawm sees the main theme as a mapping of various alternative evolutionary routes in the history of mankind.

At the quantum level the individual alternative routes have only amplitudes, not probabilities.

This alternative route of return is strongly recommended.

With the historic, traditional routes being closed, they are being forced to find new, alternative routes.

This was an alternative route we had considered in planning so we were dismayed by fresh news.

City Lands director Peter Coffey said alternative access routes were impractical or too costly.

different

It is saying too much in that the same normative consequences can sometimes be reached by different routes .

Different individuals marked with the white smoke. Different route back home perhaps.

And its aims travel in the same direction, albeit by a slightly different strategic route .

But it does not explain why animals took a different route .

Sheila Rowbotham had taken a different route after graduation from Oxford in 1962.

All three experiences lead, by a slightly different route , to similar qualifications.

Drinking alcohol can do roughly the same thing, though by a different route .

direct

Previously a runner could choose to make the 900 foot ascent on the same direct route as the descent.

It looked as if the most direct route was through the green blotch on the map and the horizon: pines.

From here it's a pretty direct route back to National Airport tomorrow.

In general, pedestrians prefer to walk on the level and by direct routes .

Left: Laybacking up the final pitch of Direct route , Dinas Mot.

This was the most direct route from Rome to Byzantium.

These two mills were also on the direct route to Bristol and within a few miles of Fromebridge.

All the direct routes to Ireland are carefully guarded.

good

Pausing a moment to work out the best route , the Doctor set off to find a stair leading down.

The best route is to fly Air Cambodge into Siam Reap.

Sergeant Ninez was playing with his compass and map, measuring distances and calculating the best route back to Orange.

Like Kimpton, Conley believes that the small tightly run hotel is often the better route to profitability.

Luckily there are equally good routes on the walls to the side.

There were plenty of other boys to follow him down the good physician's route to Fitzwilliam Square.

So for purely practical reasons, microbes were the best route for discovering new antibiotics.

What was the best route in and out of the palace?

long

This made route 30, now over 14 miles in length, the longest tram route in London.

On a long pass route , the legs of Michael Irvin and Rod Woodson became entangled.

He had chosen a long route home, in order to have time to think.

Blown engines, driveshaft failures, the 1,500 mile long route is littered with hard luck stories.

About 100 patients had to go by a longer ground route or by helicopter to find a hospital.

In her agitation she had taken the longer route on to the Quay de Cologny.

main

What is the detour index for the main valley route on the map?

Shortens the route by some two miles though it involves going slightly higher than the main route.

From here you can continue along the main route as described above.

The kingdom was on a main migratory route between the Hub and the Rim.

Also, standards of service on many main line routes were improved considerably, particularly the inter-urban routes.

Many were main or arterial routes .

As soon as she left the main tourist route it became quieter and darker.

Hand contact surfaces are also the main route of infection from the toilet.

major

Indeed, no major routes closed in the eighties.

Eldridge Rigg says Tucson was a much smaller place then, and that Oracle Road was still a major route through town.

The cuddly robot may be a major route through which we communicate with the world of information.

The others were largely abandoned as major routes .

The major road route is the A21 which is linked to the M25, providing the quick route around London.

By 1918 there were very few sailing ships left on the major shipping routes .

They do not monitor in the area - which suggests that they don't think it is a major exposure route .

new

Will whoever is ripping the pages out of the Stoney new route book please grow up.

One casualty is Gary Gibson's string of new routes at Craig-y-Biceps.

Its power continued till the fifteenth century, after which it declined in face of competition from new trade routes opening up.

After a one-year hiatus the Honeywell Bracknell Half-marathon is back with a new route and a new date, June 7.

Last summer he took his solitary art one stage further, opening two new routes on Mont Blanc in a single trip.

How can this be agreed with the present proposal for the new crosstown route ?

Could we possibly be going to have a bridleway instead of a new cross-town route ?

possible

Mr. Chope Consultants are working on possible route options, and we plan to publish them in the summer of next year.

Late-season enthusiasm remained higher for more teams when there were two possible routes into postseason play rather than one.

There are several possible routes to choose - try retracing your steps as far as Suileag.

Two possible routes to Mars are illustrated in figure 4.18.

Figure 16.1 indicates a number of possible routes to ego-identity achievements.

Each of these possible routes deserves investigation.

In 1977 the Neeman committee studied possible routes and recommended the one leading from Qatif to Massada.

roundabout

Finally, by the roundabout route , we reached St Paul's churchyard where we were to meet the boys.

WindowWorks follows the most roundabout route for merging data from the database into a document.

This time they approached from across the field above the bank, a roundabout route .

Which he then sent off-planet, by various well-disguised and roundabout routes , to an unknown recipient.

And artists are not the only ones to take a roundabout route .

safe

Using a gate or stile to cross fences, hedges and walls is usually the safest route .

Naturally the shepherds who had brought their flocks across must know the safest route .

The airline's safest route remains a merger or takeover.

Brown said such a closure would help keep Muni buses and trains flowing and provide a safer route for bicyclists.

The package would cross the Wall by another safer but slower route .

That is, after all, the safest route through the treacherous waters of a scientific conflict.

Soviet deputies moderate pace of economic change Ryzhkov takes safe route to reforms.

We have also lost more than 20 percent of manufacturing jobs, traditionally the safest route to good wages for non-college graduates.

scenic

It's a scenic coastal route from which, on a clear day, the Isle of Wight comes into view.

It was Harlequins who opened the scoring ... Mike Wedderburn taking the scenic route to the corner flag.

Above, it's along way home, but at least the competitors get to take the scenic route .

They took the scenic route back to the Palace.

This is something of a well organized pastime here, and there are many scenic routes to take.

short

The canal provided a shorter sea route for steamships, which enabled them to reach their destinations before the clippers.

Launched a pilot program in May that allows up to two bikes on front-end racks on several short , hilly routes .

Try the shortest route from St Abb's visitor centre, or split the full walk into two separate excursions.

Twin Otters were tried for a while, but proved uneconomic on short routes .

As this is such a short route it is best to combine it with Days Four or Six.

Cart transport survived both in direct competition on shorter routes and by taking goods to and from railway stations.

As cyclists choose shortest routes , the network should be dense, with virtually all roads accessible for cycle movement.

■ NOUN

air

Britain still hoped that a Commonwealth front could be achieved, with considerable internal control of Empire air routes .

Even less important than long-distance roads were air routes .

The meetings produced wide-ranging agreement on the need for full co-operation on operation of the Empire air routes .

bus

It was thoughtful of Rufus because it's on the bus route .

There will be interchange here with Vogtlandbahn services and two bus routes .

Which of them is nearest to a bus route ?

Pre-war poster for Circular bus route 22, which replaced the Layton and Central Drive trams in 1936.

But as shopping habits changed many traders shut up shop and moved out blaming recession, traffic restrictions and fewer bus routes .

The stations will be rebuilt with high-level platforms, new buildings and convenient interchange with local bus routes .

No previous experience is required although an interest in bus routes and cold soup would prove useful.

cycle

Use of quieter, cleaner lorries and the development of cycle routes will be encouraged.

The principal conclusion was that in urban areas single cycle routes do not have a clear large-scale effect.

They also want to integrate access with public transport and cycle routes .

escape

In particular, you should familiarise yourself with fire escape routes . c. What about local resort conditions?

After fleeing Illinois for Utah, the Mormons had always been obsessed with finding escape routes to the sea.

Mr Letts tried to block their escape route and was mown down.

I glanced back over my shoulder, at the same time looking for an escape route .

The last side street which could have provided any escape route for the marchers was by now several hundred yards behind them.

We had planned our escape routes beforehand.

But unless escape routes have been allowed, that response will be thwarted.

Besides, Simon's door was the one she was counting on: she didn't need any other escape route .

map

Will it be a useful reference route map and a compass?

A London Underground route map . 12.

supply

Mr Mobutu had cut the supply route after a dispute with Mr Savimbi.

The bases and the well-traveled supply routes that kept them run-ning were as obvious as Nui Ba Den.

From the summit there is a view of the Roman supply route , Dere Street.

None of the supply routes go close to the point where Sunderby's aircraft ditched.

At other times, they waged an incessant guerrilla war, attacking isolated Roman garrisons, ambushing caravans, cutting supply routes .

trade

Its power continued till the fifteenth century, after which it declined in face of competition from new trade routes opening up.

Battles over access to shipping lanes and trade routes are commonplace, and piracy returns in modern trappings.

The king's highway, an important trade route , ran down the eastern plateau.

We will see how the mummies occupied the midpoint of the most important overland trade route in Eurasian history.

Even in the neolithic period, a skein of east-west trade routes was established across the Aegean.

After the Middle Ages, trade routes changed and the island lost its importance.

The city lies on the main trade route between the Reikland and lands further west, and the Kislevites to the north.

The Elf fleets cleared the northern seas of their Naggarothi kinsfolk. Trade routes lost during the Sundering were re-opened.

■ VERB

choose

He had chosen a long route home, in order to have time to think.

Supermodel Kim Alexis chose the latter route .

I chose the more orthodox route via Lisbon and Sal and arrived safely at my destination at Praia on the appointed day.

Or do I choose the Palais-Royal garden route ?

Now they were passing by the foundries, the guides choosing neglected routes to disorient the younger cadets, so it seemed.

We chose our routes , grouped our divisions, and mapped our opening move.

We skirted the artificial Llys y-fran reservoir and chose a route back on the tiny lanes which connect the farms.

He chose accessible routes , found accommodations in remote areas and was knowledgeable about local plants, animals and customs.

follow

Though nearly fifty years later I have followed a similar route to Orwell's, his book is all that we share.

About 89 % of the 40K atoms in any group of atoms follow this route .

Shipping, air transport, telephone and telegraph generally follow these routes .

Fundamentalists preach that if one follows their rigorously prescribed route , one will be saved.

But motorists, explorers and connoisseurs of beauty will follow the usual route departing along the A.83s.

Many current highways do indeed follow ancient routes .

To this day, I continued to follow the route of his hearse into a withdrawing space beyond this earth.

plan

Praha Metro is also planning a fourth route linking the city centre and the southern suburbs.

Get out all the relevant maps beforehand and plan out your route . 3.

They use the room as a lounge, while studying his schedule, planning the routes and waiting.

Retail and restaurant units are also planned on the pedestrian routes linking Gresham Street and Cheapside.

Your Family Evacuation Plan Get a good map and plan various evacuation routes , avoiding low-lying areas.

They had to plan a route that would take them over 50 kilometres in a three day period.

Once the Sea Knight approached the zone on a planned route , the Cobra was to swing back around.

provide

The Clyde cycleway provides a traffic-free route from Glasgow centre and follows the river Clyde to its source.

In societies where women are not secluded, services have been provided along routes regularly traveled by the women.

The last side street which could have provided any escape route for the marchers was by now several hundred yards behind them.

Asymptotic orbital stability provides one route of dissipation.

The canal provided a shorter sea route for steamships, which enabled them to reach their destinations before the clippers.

Brown said such a closure would help keep Muni buses and trains flowing and provide a safer route for bicyclists.

Equally they can provide a route to University or other Higher Education.

Consequently, this provides a potential route for portal venous blood to reach the liver.

retrace

The drivers are retracing the route of the Great Western Railway, built more than one hundred and fifty years ago.

I retrace my route across the foothills and along the old road.

She saw him turn and start to retrace his tortuous route , almost falling in his eagerness to return.

take

He should be working, she thought, her mind taking off down another route .

So she took the route of a lot of young people who have college degrees but are still floundering for a career.

We take the bold route , and walk forward.

Trina has decided to take on a paper route .

No-one cared how long we had taken on the route .

Amelia took the more northerly route east on her way home.

I am not sure if any time is saved by taking this route , but it is much more interesting.

Manion took the route along the river to get to Grant Street.

use

Many might seek to use the asylum route and, indeed, it would be naive to think otherwise.

Officials expect the plan will eventually force illegal immigrants to use routes outside the 66-mile San Diego sector.

They went back to their house through the narrow streets, using a complicated route in case anyone was following them.

Bees, ants and some other Aculeate Hymenoptera remember the visual landmarks they use in following routes to and from their nests.

Drivers have been told they should use the A167 route instead.

It does mean though bus services being used on routes which people want to use.

A particular place in the fence has been used as a route to cross the railway.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

long-haul flight/route/destination etc

By comparison with trying to sleep on the cramped seating of today's long-haul flights it was luxury indeed.

Hence the decision to buy smaller wide-body jets for long-haul routes.

It's jet lag and it affects nearly everyone on long-haul flights.

Table 11.9 shows Kuoni's top long-haul destinations in 1983-4.

The aunts have brought more baggage than the passengers Rainbow takes to long-haul flights at Heathrow.

retrace your steps/path/route etc

As he retraced his steps of the past day avoiding streets and roads, he stayed alert to the sounds around him.

Ellsworth, who had gone ahead, retraced his steps to shepherd the two through.

Frankie forgot the eggs and hurriedly retraced his steps.

He kept walking; there was little point in making them suspicious by turning round and retracing his steps.

It's an easy walk which can be extended as far as you wish without having to retrace your steps.

It is best to retrace your steps for the return journey.

There are several possible routes to choose - try retracing your steps as far as Suileag.

supply ship/convoy/route etc

An Axis supply convoy was now spotted by a Maryland, and on 7 May an attack was laid on.

At other times, they waged an incessant guerrilla war, attacking isolated Roman garrisons, ambushing caravans, cutting supply routes.

From the summit there is a view of the Roman supply route, Dere Street.

Mr Mobutu had cut the supply route after a dispute with Mr Savimbi.

None of the supply routes go close to the point where Sunderby's aircraft ditched.

The bases and the well-traveled supply routes that kept them run-ning were as obvious as Nui Ba Den.

This time Dennis claimed hits on a destroyer while Osborne inflicted damage on a supply ship.

the scenic route

Above, it's along way home, but at least the competitors get to take the scenic route.

It was Harlequins who opened the scoring ... Mike Wedderburn taking the scenic route to the corner flag.

They took the scenic route back to the Palace.

well-trodden path/track/route etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bus route

I try to vary my route to and from work a little.

If you don't enjoy driving on the main highways, try some of the rural routes.

It looked as though the most direct route was through the forest.

Rockland is hard to miss. Route 1 runs right through it.

the westerly side of Route 128

There are two routes we can take - this one along the coast or this one through the mountains.

TWA sold some of its European routes to American Airlines.

War has never been a painless route to peace.

Why don't you take the scenic route ?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After a one-year hiatus the Honeywell Bracknell Half-marathon is back with a new route and a new date, June 7.

Both of them have paper routes.

Climbing Everest by two different routes is sensational; almost nobody has been photographed twice on top.

Here the lady had to go on to her Iowa hometown by another route , and I got out.

It feels as if days have gone by in the ten hours since they drove this route in the opposite direction.

Please ask at any Somerset Tourist Information Centre for details of these and other routes and for information on bicycle hire.

The first covers those sites where the main occupation is focused around the junction of two or more through routes.

The kingdom was on a main migratory route between the Hub and the Rim.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

long-haul flight/route/destination etc

By comparison with trying to sleep on the cramped seating of today's long-haul flights it was luxury indeed.

Hence the decision to buy smaller wide-body jets for long-haul routes.

It's jet lag and it affects nearly everyone on long-haul flights.

Table 11.9 shows Kuoni's top long-haul destinations in 1983-4.

The aunts have brought more baggage than the passengers Rainbow takes to long-haul flights at Heathrow.

supply ship/convoy/route etc

An Axis supply convoy was now spotted by a Maryland, and on 7 May an attack was laid on.

At other times, they waged an incessant guerrilla war, attacking isolated Roman garrisons, ambushing caravans, cutting supply routes.

From the summit there is a view of the Roman supply route, Dere Street.

Mr Mobutu had cut the supply route after a dispute with Mr Savimbi.

None of the supply routes go close to the point where Sunderby's aircraft ditched.

The bases and the well-traveled supply routes that kept them run-ning were as obvious as Nui Ba Den.

This time Dennis claimed hits on a destroyer while Osborne inflicted damage on a supply ship.

the scenic route

Above, it's along way home, but at least the competitors get to take the scenic route.

It was Harlequins who opened the scoring ... Mike Wedderburn taking the scenic route to the corner flag.

They took the scenic route back to the Palace.

well-trodden path/track/route etc

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

The rule also pushes up costs, since a non-bank can not route all its card business through its main finance department.

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