Meaning of ROUTE in English


/rooht, rowt/ , n. , v. , routed, routing .


1. a course, way, or road for passage or travel: What's the shortest route to Boston?

2. a customary or regular line of passage or travel: a ship on the North Atlantic route.

3. a specific itinerary, round, or number of stops regularly visited by a person in the performance of his or her work or duty: a newspaper route; a mail carrier's route.

4. go the route , Informal.

a. to see something through to completion: It was a tough assignment, but he went the route.

b. Baseball. to pitch the complete game: The heat and humidity were intolerable, but the pitcher managed to go the route.


5. to fix the route of: to route a tour.

6. to send or forward by a particular route: to route mail to its proper destination.

[ 1175-1225; ME: way, course rupta ( via ) broken (road), fem. ptp. of rumpere to break; cf. ROUT 1 ]

Syn. 3. beat, circuit.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .