Meaning of ROUTE in English

I. ˈrüt, ˈrau̇t 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


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


a. : an established or selected course of travel or action

b. : an assigned territory to be systematically covered

a newspaper route

II. transitive verb

( rout·ed ; rout·ing )

Date: 1832

1. : to send by a selected route : direct

was routed along the scenic shore road

2. : to divert in a specified direction

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