I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French rute, from Vulgar Latin *rupta (via), literally, broken way, from Latin rupta, feminine of ruptus, past participle Date: 13th century 1. a. a traveled way ; highway <
the main route north
b. a means of access ; channel <
the route to social mobility — T. F. O'Dea
2. a line of travel ; course 3. a. an established or selected course of travel or action b. an assigned territory to be systematically covered <
a newspaper route
II. transitive verb (routed; routing) Date: 1832 1. to send by a selected route ; direct <
was routed along the scenic shore road
2. to divert in a specified direction

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  • route — Route. s. f. Grande allée faite exprés dans un bois, dans une forest pour la commodité du charroy, de la chasse, de la promenade, &c. Les routes d une telle forest. dans la grande route. on a ouvert plusieurs routes dans la forest. Il signifie… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • route — [ro͞ot, rout] n. [ME < OFr route, rote < L rupta ( via), (path) broken through < fem. of ruptus, pp. of rumpere, to break: see RUPTURE] 1. a road, way, or course for traveling; esp., a highway 2. ☆ a) a regular course traveled as in… …   English World dictionary

  • Route — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Route es un herramienta de línea de comandos disponible tanto en Microsoft Windows como en GNU/Linux. Nos permite manipular las tablas de enrutamiento de nuestro sistema. Uso Si se escribe sin argumentos muestra… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Route — Sf std. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. route, dieses aus spl. (via) rupta, eigentlich freigebrochener Weg , zu l. rumpere (ruptum) brechen, zerteilen, gewaltsam trennen . So bezeichnet als ein Weg, der von Menschenhand in die Wildnis… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Route — (r[=oo]t or rout; 277), n. [OE. & F. route, OF. rote, fr. L. rupta (sc. via), fr. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to break; hence, literally, a broken or beaten way or path. See {Rout}, and cf. {Rut} a track.] The course or way which is traveled or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Route — may refer to:*GPS route, a series of one or more GPS waypoints *Road numberee also*Routing (disambiguation) *lookfrom|Route …   Wikipedia

  • Route — »Reiseweg; Weg‹strecke›; Marschrichtung«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 17. Jh. aus gleichbed. frz. route übernommen, das auf vlat. (via) rupta »gebrochener (= gebahnter) Weg« zurückgeht. Über das zugrunde liegende lat. Verb rumpere (ruptum)… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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  • route — (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. rute road, way, path, from L. rupta (via) (a road) opened by force, from rupta, fem. pp. of rumpere to break (see RUPTURE (Cf. rupture)). Sense of fixed or regular course for carrying things (Cf. mail route) is 1792,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • route — n *way, course, passage, pass, artery route vb forward, transmit, remit, ship, *send, dispatch …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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