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route

route

 
 
pronunciation:
rut [or] raUt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a way, such as a road, by which persons travel or by which goods are shipped or delivered.
She walks to school by the same route through the neighbor's yard everyday.A trade route was established very early between India and Europe.The bus makes a lot stops along this route.
synonyms:
course, path, road, way
similar words:
highway
definition 2: a specific highway.
We took route 80 all the way to New Jersey.
similar words:
highway
definition 3: the usual area covered or the regular stops made by a salesperson, delivery person, or the like.
A dog bit him while he was walking his mail route.
synonyms:
beat, circuit, round, territory
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: routed, routes, routing
definition: to direct by way of a route.
That airline routes most of its flights through Philadelphia.
similar words:
channel, 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.