routing

[ roo-ting, rou- ]
/ ˈru tɪŋ, ˈraʊ- /

noun

the scheduling of the route or itinerary of people, freight, etc.
the arranging and scheduling of mail for delivery.
delivery according to scheduled sequence.

Origin of routing

First recorded in 1900–05; route + -ing1

Definition for routing (2 of 6)

rout1
[ rout ]
/ raʊt /

noun

verb (used with object)

to disperse in defeat and disorderly flight: to rout an army.
to defeat decisively: to rout an opponent in conversation.

Origin of rout

1
1200–50; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French rute, Old French route a fraction, detachment < Latin rupta, feminine past participle of rumpere to break; (v.) derivative of the noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rout

root rout route

Definition for routing (3 of 6)

route
[ root, rout ]
/ rut, raʊt /

noun

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: a ship on the North Atlantic route.
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.

verb (used with object), rout·ed, rout·ing.

to fix the route of: to route a tour.
to send or forward by a particular route: to route mail to its proper destination.

Origin of route

1175–1225; Middle English: way, course < Old French < Latin rupta (via) broken (road), feminine past participle of rumpere to break; cf. rout1

OTHER WORDS FROM 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.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH route

root rout route

Definition for routing (4 of 6)

rout2
[ rout ]
/ raʊt /

verb (used without object)

to root: pigs routing in the garden.
to poke, search, or rummage.

verb (used with object)

Origin of rout

2
1540–50; alteration of root2; compare Middle Dutch ruten to root out

Definition for routing (5 of 6)

rout3
[ rout ]
/ raʊt /

verb (used without object) Archaic.

to snore.

Origin of rout

3
before 900; Middle English routen, Old English hrūtan; cognate with Old High German hrūzan

Definition for routing (6 of 6)

rout4
[ rout, root ]
/ raʊt, rut /
Chiefly British Dialect

verb (used with or without object)

to bellow; roar.

noun

a bellow.

Origin of rout

4
1250–1300; Middle English rowten < Old Norse rauta to bellow; akin to Latin rudere
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British Dictionary definitions for routing (1 of 3)

rout1
/ (raʊt) /

noun

an overwhelming defeat
a disorderly retreat
a noisy rabble
law a group of three or more people proceeding to commit an illegal act
archaic a large party or social gathering

verb

(tr) to defeat and cause to flee in confusion

Word Origin for rout

C13: from Anglo-Norman rute, from Old French: disorderly band, from Latin ruptus broken, from rumpere to burst; see route

British Dictionary definitions for routing (2 of 3)

rout2
/ (raʊt) /

verb

to dig over or turn up (something), esp (of an animal) with the snout; root
(tr ; usually foll by out or up) to get or find by searching
(tr usually foll by out) to force or drive outthey routed him out of bed at midnight
(tr often foll by out) to hollow or gouge out
(intr) to search, poke, or rummage

Word Origin for rout

C16: variant of root ²

British Dictionary definitions for routing (3 of 3)

route
/ (ruːt) /

noun

the choice of roads taken to get to a place
a regular journey travelled
(capital) US a main road between citiesRoute 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 injectionoral route

verb routes, routing, routeing or routed (tr)

to plan the route of; send by a particular route

Word Origin for route

C13: from Old French rute, from Vulgar Latin rupta via (unattested), literally: a broken (established) way, from Latin ruptus broken, from rumpere to break, burst

usage for route

When forming the present participle or verbal noun from the verb to route it is preferable to retain the e in order to distinguish the word from routing, the present participle or verbal noun from rout 1, to defeat or rout 2, to dig, rummage: the routeing of buses from the city centre to the suburbs . The spelling routing in this sense is, however, sometimes encountered, esp in American English
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