route: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (rt, rout), [key]
— n., v., rout•ed, rout•ing.
  1. a course, way, or road for passage or travel: What's the shortest route to Boston?
  2. a customary or regular line of passage or travel: a ship on the North Atlantic route.
  3. a specific itinerary, round, or number of stops regularly visited by a person in the performance of his or her work or duty: a newspaper route; a mail carrier's route.
  4. It was a tough assignment, but he went the route.
    1. to see something through to completion:It was a tough assignment, but he went the route.
    2. pitch the complete game:The heat and humidity were intolerable, but the pitcher managed to go the route.
  1. to fix the route of: to route a tour.
  2. to send or forward by a particular route: to route mail to its proper destination.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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