from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another.
- n. A highway.
- n. A customary line of travel. See Synonyms at way.
- n. A fixed course or territory assigned to a salesperson or delivery person.
- n. Football A pass pattern.
- n. A means of reaching a goal.
- transitive v. To send or forward by a specific route. See Synonyms at send1.
- transitive v. To schedule the order of (a sequence of procedures).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A course or way which is traveled or passed.
- n. A regular itinerary of stops, or the path followed between these stops, such as for delivery or passenger transportation.
- n. A road or path; often specifically a highway.
- n. this sense?) (figuratively) One of multiple methods or approaches to doing something.
- v. To direct or divert along a particular course.
- v. to connect two local area networks, thereby forming an internet
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The course or way which is traveled or passed, or is to be passed; a passing; a course; a road or path; a march.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A way; road; path; space for passage.
- n. A way or course of transit; a line of travel, passage, or progression; the course passed or to be passed over in reaching a destination, or (by extension) an object or a purpose; as a legal or engineering term, the horizontal direction along and near the surface of the earth of a way or course, as a road, a railway, or a canal, occupied or to be occupied for travel.
- n. An obsolete form of rout, rout, rout, rout.
- n. An order for a route march.
- To determine the route or line of transportation or travel of (goods, immigrants, etc.).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. divert in a specified direction
- n. an established line of travel or access
- v. send via a specific route
- n. an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
- v. send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rupta (via), broken (road), feminine past participle of rumpere, to break; see rout1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French route, rote (French: route) “road, way, path” (source: route on Etymonline) (Wiktionary)