- 1A way or course taken in getting from a starting point to a destination: the most direct route is via Los AngelesMore example sentences
- Emi's limo was currently taking the scenic route, with its eventual destination as the Ishiyama mansion.
- They both take alternate routes to reach their destination.
- Shipping of rice to the north was hindered by privateering in shipping routes to those destinations.
- 1.1The line of a road, path, railroad, etc..More example sentences
- Some of the worst black spots occur on train routes or main arterial roads around the country.
- New railway routes had enabled suburbs to spread far beyond the gold-rush city, so that, by 1891, Melbourne encompassed twice the area of Sydney.
- Such information can then let them target ads for specific markets to specific bus lines or train routes.
- 1.2North American A circuit traveled in delivering, selling, or collecting goods.More example sentences
- The benchmark run was the actual milk collection and delivery routes used by the cooperative.
- The committee distributed weekly questionnaires on African American history, delivering them on routes primarily in black neighborhoods.
- For example, we make sure all of the drivers on our routes deliver milk the same way.
- 1.3A method or process leading to a specified result: the many routes to a healthier diet will be describedMore example sentences
- Going the blazing guns route almost always resulted in extreme failure for me.
- A fixed canon does not solve problems, nor provide a healthy route for progress.
- As we continue to gain technical understanding of the routes of exposure, we gain practical understanding of steps that will reduce risk.
verb (routes, routing or British routeing, routed)[with object] Back to top
- Send or direct along a specified course: all lines of communication were routed through AtlantaMore example sentences
- The software lets you use pseudonyms on the Web, and it routes all of your Web activity through encrypted servers, making you virtually untraceable online.
- In lending, it routes each customer's loan application to four different banks and makes an average of about $500 when the loan closes.
- He looks at the address on the envelope of a packet of information, and then he routes the packet to the specified mailbox.
Middle English: from Old French rute 'road', from Latin rupta (via) 'broken (way)', feminine past participle of rumpere.