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
Examples from the Web for route
AirAsia has now been grounded on this route by the Indonesians.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And increasingly smart navigation aids in the cockpit brought far greater precision and efficiency to route planning.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
After a hit, they would adjust the search to the most likely route from there.
The weather on the route of AirAsia Flight 8501 was not unusual for the region and the season.
I came [to personal essays] through the route of, if you want to call it intellection or a kind of interpretive [genre].Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shortly after this we received a route for Ireland, and marched on the 5th December.Narrative of the Life and Travels of Serjeant B——|Robert Butler
Up hill and down dale, through the riches of midsummer, the route chosen wound.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
The dotted line shows the route that most people suggest, but it is not quite so long as the other.Amusements in Mathematics|Henry Ernest Dudeney
Our route was long and wearisome, extending throughout the following night.
His route was a circuitous one, but it is probable that he pursued it with little caution.The Life of Francis Marion|William Gilmore Simms
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.