/rooht, rowt/, n., v., routed, routing.n.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. go the route, Informal.a. to see something through to completion: It was a tough assignment, but he went the route.b. Baseball. to pitch the complete game: The heat and humidity were intolerable, but the pitcher managed to go the route.v.t.5. to fix the route of: to route a tour.6. to send or forward by a particular route: to route mail to its proper destination.[1175-1225; ME: way, course < OF < L rupta (via) broken (road), fem. ptp. of rumpere to break; cf. ROUT1]Syn. 3. beat, circuit.
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