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Definition of "route" []

  • A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another. (noun)
  • A highway. (noun)
  • A customary line of travel. See Synonyms at way. (noun)
  • A fixed course or territory assigned to a salesperson or delivery person. (noun)
  • Football A pass pattern. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "route" in a sentence
  • "Our route to this place was equally grand and experimental; grand, as to the width of the road, and beauty of the surrounding country -- but experimental, inasmuch as a part of the _route royale_ had been broken up, and rendered wholly impassable for carriages of any weight."
  • "I proposed to travel with an English friend named Pottinger to Vienna, and thence by some adventurous route or other through Germany to Paris; which was a great deal more to undertake in those days than it now is, entailing several hundred per cent. more pain and sorrow, fasting, want of sleep and washing, than any man would encounter in these days in going round the world and achieving _la grande route_; or the common European tour, to boot."
  • "I can get help from distribution companies, but certainly, I won't be going the label route."