verb (used with object), rout·ed, rout·ing.
- route 128,
- route march,
- route one,
- route survey,
- to see something through to completion: It was a tough assignment, but he went the route.
- Baseball.to pitch the complete game: The heat and humidity were intolerable, but the pitcher managed to go the route.
Origin of route
verb routes, routing, routeing or routed (tr)
Word Origin for route
early 13c., from Old French rute "road, way, path" (12c.), from Latin rupta (via) "(a road) opened by force," from rupta, fem. past participle of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)). Sense of "fixed or regular course for carrying things" (cf. mail route) is 1792, an extension of the meaning "customary path of animals" (early 15c.).
1890, from route (n.). Related: Routed; routing.