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route Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun an established line of travel or access
    path; itinerary.
  2. noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    road.
  3. verb send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
  4. verb send via a specific route
  5. verb divert in a specified direction
    • divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders
WordNet

Route noun
Etymology
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.
Definitions
  1. 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.

Webster 1913