Definitions for: Route


[n] an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
[n] an established line of travel or access
[v] send by a particular route, as of mail for postal delivery
[v] divert in a specified direction; "divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders"
[v] send via a specific route
[v] send documents or materials to appropriate destinations



Webster (1913) Definition: Route (r[=oo]t or rout; 277), n. [OE. & F. route, OF.
rote, fr. L. rupta (sc. via), fr. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to
break; hence, literally, a broken or beaten way or path. See
Rout, and cf. Rut a track.]
The course or way which is traveled or passed, or is to be
passed; a passing; a course; a road or path; a march.

Wide through the furzy field their route they take.
--Gay.

Synonyms: itinerary, path, road

See Also: access road, air lane, airway, approach pattern, beat, beeline, bend, bus route, bypass, bypath, byroad, byway, carrefour, cart track, cartroad, causeway, celestial orbit, circle, circuit, circumferential, clearway, corduroy, crest, crosscut, crosscut, crossing, crossroad, crossway, crown, curve, cutoff, data track, despatch, detour, direct, direction, dispatch, divert, drive, driveway, electron orbit, fairway, feeder line, flight path, flyway, highway, intersection, line, line, line of fire, line of flight, line of march, main line, main road, migration route, Northwest Passage, orbit, order, parkway, pattern, pavement, paving, post road, private road, rail line, railway line, ring road, roadbed, roadway, rotary, round, roundabout, roundabout way, send, send off, shortcut, shoulder, side road, skid road, slip road, speedway, supply line, supply route, thoroughfare, track, track, trade route, traffic circle, traffic pattern, turnaround, turnoff, way, way

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