Route - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ruːt|  American pronunciation of the word route
Brit.  |ruːt|  British pronunciation of the word route


- an established line of travel or access (syn: itinerary, path)
- an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation (syn: road)


- send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
- send via a specific route
- divert in a specified direction


We didn't know what route to take.

an escape route in case of fire

You could take a different route and still arrive at the same conclusion.

Take Route 2 into town.

We live on a rural route.

Traffic was routed around the accident.

When the doctor is out, his calls are routed to his answering service.

Approaching cars will be routed into two lanes.

What's the best route to Cambridge?

We weren't sure about which route we should take.

Is your office on a bus route?

Kennedy arrived at the same conclusion by a different route.

They had to route the goods through Germany.

He took his usual route to work.

I drive on this route every day.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: route
he/she/it: routes
present participle: routeing
past tense: routed
past participle: routed
singular: route
plural: routes
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