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Dictionary Definition

route

Noun

1 an established line of travel or access [syn: path, itinerary]
2 an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation [syn: road]

Verb

1 send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
2 send via a specific route
3 divert in a specified direction; "divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders"

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English

Etymology

From rute (French: route) "road, way, path" (source: route on Etymonline)

Pronunciation

  • ,
    • /ruːt/
    • Rhymes with: -uːt
    • /raʊt/ or /ruːt/
    • ,
    • Rhymes with: -uːt, Rhymes with: -aʊt

Homophones

Noun

  1. The course or way which is traveled or passed, or is to be passed.
    The route was used so much that it formed a rut.
  2. A passing; a course; a road or path; a march.
  3. The way to do something.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

  1. To direct or divert along a particular course.
    All incoming mail was routed through a single office.
  2. to connect two local area networks, thereby forming an internet

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French

Pronunciation

  • [ʁut
]

Etymology

From rupta (via).

Noun

fr-noun f
  1. road, (sometimes route like "route 66")
  2. route, way, path

Derived terms

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Extensive Definition

Route may refer to:

See also

route in French: Route (homonymie)

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