Meaning of ROUTE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ru:t ]

Pronounced /ru:t/ or /raʊt/ in American English.

( routes, routing, routed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A route is a way from one place to another.

...the most direct route to the town centre...

All escape routes were blocked by armed police...



A bus, air, or shipping route is the way between two places along which buses, planes, or ships travel regularly.

...the main shipping routes to Japan.

N-COUNT : oft supp N


In the United States, Route is used in front of a number in the names of main roads between major cities.

...the Broadway-Webster exit on Route 580.

N-IN-NAMES : N num


Your route is the series of visits you make to different people or places, as part of your job. ( mainly AM; in BRIT, usually use round , rounds )

He began cracking open big blue tins of butter cookies and feeding the dogs on his route...



You can refer to a way of achieving something as a route .

Researchers are trying to get at the same information through an indirect route...

= road

N-COUNT : usu with supp


If vehicles, goods, or passengers are routed in a particular direction, they are made to travel in that direction.

Double-stack trains are taking a lot of freight that used to be routed via trucks...

Approaching cars will be routed into two lanes.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed prep / adv , be V-ed prep / adv


En route to a place means on the way to that place. En route is sometimes spelled on route in non-standard English.

They have arrived in London en route to the United States...

One of the bags was lost en route.

PHRASE : oft PHR to/from/for n


Journalists sometimes use en route when they are mentioning an event that happened as part of a longer process or before another event.

The German set three tournament records and equalled two others en route to grabbing golf’s richest prize.

PHRASE : oft PHR to n / -ing


If you go the route , you do something fully or continue with a task until you have completely finished. ( AM )

They have gone the route, in many cases, of just big–big bowls, big statues, big masks, big everything.

PHRASE : go inflects

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