a course, way, or road for passage or travel: What's the shortest route to Boston?
a customary or regular line of passage or travel: There's a ship from our company on the North Atlantic route.
a specific itinerary, round, or number of stops regularly visited by a person in the performance of their work or duty: a newspaper route;a mail carrier's route.
to set the path of: to route a tour.
to send or forward by a particular course or road: It's the post office's job to route mail to its proper destination.
Idioms about route
go the route, Informal.
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.
- mis·route, verb (used with object), mis·rout·ed, mis·rout·ing.
- pre·route, verb (used with object), pre·rout·ed, pre·rout·ing.
- re·route, verb, re·rout·ed, re·rout·ing.
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How to use route in a sentence
After World War II, interstate highways opened, and new bypasses rerouted life away from cloistered downtowns.
Westbound green was still being rerouted into the slower white lane, around the scene of the accident.Code Three | Rick Raphael
From these cities migrants were rerouted along the lines most in favor.Negro Migration during the War | Emmett J. Scott
British Dictionary definitions for route
the choice of roads taken to get to a place
a regular journey travelled
(capital) US a main road between cities: Route 66
mountaineering the direction or course taken by a climb
med the means by which a drug or agent is administered or enters the body, such as by mouth or by injection: oral route
to plan the route of; send by a particular route
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