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...
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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006