Meaning of ROUTE in English



Pronunciation: ' rüt, ' rau ̇ t

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French rute, from Vulgar Latin *rupta ( via ), literally, broken way, from Latin rupta, feminine of ruptus, past participle

Date: 13th century

1 a : a traveled way : HIGHWAY <the main route north> b : a means of access : CHANNEL <the route to social mobility ― T. F. O'Dea>

2 : a line of travel : COURSE

3 a : an established or selected course of travel or action b : an assigned territory to be systematically covered <a newspaper route >

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