route (rt, rout)
1. Abbr. Rt. or Rte.
a. A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another: the route from Maine to Boston takes you through New Hampshire; ocean routes that avoided the breeding grounds of whales.
b. A highway: traveled on Route 12 through Michigan.
2. A fixed course or territory assigned to a salesperson or delivery person.
3. A means of reaching a goal: The route to success required hard work.
4. Football A pass pattern.
tr.v. rout·ed, rout·ing, routes
1. To send or forward by a specific route. See Synonyms at send1.
2. To schedule the order of (a sequence of procedures).
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rupta (via), broken (road), feminine past participle of rumpere, to break; see ROUT1.]
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