route

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Route of the Scott Special passenger train

Etymology[edit]

From Old French route, rote (French: route) “road, way, path” (source: route on Etymonline)

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route (plural routes)

  1. A course or way which is traveled or passed.
    The route was used so much that it formed a rut.
    You need to find a route that you can take between these two obstacles.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity:
      I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of fear of that gentleman's wife, whose vigilance was seldom relaxed. And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, the judge occupied by his own guilty thoughts, and I by others not less disturbing.
    • 2013 March 1, Harold J. Morowitz, “The Smallest Cell”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 2, page 83: 
      It is likely that the long evolutionary trajectory of Mycoplasma went from a reductive autotroph to oxidative heterotroph to a cell-wall–defective degenerate parasite. This evolutionary trajectory assumes the simplicity to complexity route of biogenesis, a point of view that is not universally accepted.
  2. A regular itinerary of stops, or the path followed between these stops, such as for delivery or passenger transportation.
    We live near the bus route.
    Here is a map of our delivery routes.
  3. A road or path; often specifically a highway.
    Follow Route 49 out of town.
  4. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (figuratively) One of multiple methods or approaches to doing something.
    • 2010, Damien McLoughlin and David A. Aaker, Strategic Market Management: Global Perspectives, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-68975-2, pages 156-7:
      If such an option is to viable over time, it needs to be protected against competitors. Having patent protection is one route. [] Another route is to have a programmatic investment strategy [] . Rolex has taken this route and []

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route (third-person singular simple present routes, present participle routing or routeing (UK), simple past and past participle routed)

  1. To direct or divert along a particular course.
    All incoming mail was routed through a single office.
  2. (Internet) to connect two local area networks, thereby forming an internet
  3. (computing) To send (information) through a router
    • 2014 June 24, “Google Glass go on sale in the UK for £1,000”, The Guardian:
      Google Glass has come under fire from privacy advocates because it can record video without subjects being aware of it, and that any video will be routed through Google's servers.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin rupta (via).

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route f (plural routes)

  1. road, (sometimes route like "route 66")
  2. route, way, path

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French route, from Latin rupta (via).

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route f (plural routes)

  1. road
  2. (nautical, of a watercraft) course

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French route, rote

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route (plural routes)

  1. route

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

route f (oblique plural routes, nominative singular route, nominative plural routes)

  1. route (course or way which is traveled or passed)

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