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route

route

 
 
pronunciation:
rut [or] raUt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a road or course of travel from one place to another.
The bus travels a different route than it used to.
synonyms:
course, path, road, way
definition 2: the usual path travelled by a person who is selling or delivering something along the way.
A paper route often covers several city blocks.
synonyms:
beat, circuit, round
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: routed, routes, routing
definition: to send or direct by a certain route.
The company routed our package through Dallas, so it arrived late.
similar words:
chart, direct, dispatch
Homophone Note
Some people say route and root (a part of a plant) in exactly the same way. Others say route so that it sounds just like rout (to drive out). Whichever way you say it, remember how it's spelled.