• the Routes Leading from The Nile to The Red Sea, Between Koptos and Kosseir
    the Routes Leading from The Nile to The Red Sea, Between Koptos and Kosseir
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rout defeat disastrously
    • v rout cause to flee "rout out the fighters from their caves"
    • v rout make a groove in
    • v rout dig with the snout "the pig was rooting for truffles"
    • n rout an overwhelming defeat
    • n rout a disorderly crowd of people
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Routes Traversed by De Soto and De Leon Routes Traversed by De Soto and De Leon
Cabot's Route. Land discovered by him darkened Cabot's Route. Land discovered by him darkened
Map Showing Routes of Cartier, Champlain, and La Salle, also French and English Possessions at the Time of the Last French War Map Showing Routes of Cartier, Champlain, and La Salle, also French and English Possessions at the Time of the Last...
Route of the Canoe Route of the Canoe

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest U.S. highway is Route 20, which is over 3,365 miles
    • n Rout A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult. "This new book the whole world makes such a rout about.""“My child, it is not well,” I said,
      “Among the graves to shout;
      To laugh and play among the dead,
      And make this noisy rout .”"
    • Rout A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the rabble; the herd of common people. "the endless routs of wretched thralls.""The ringleader and head of all this rout .""Nor do I name of men the common rout ."
    • Rout (Law) A disturbance of the peace by persons assembled together with intent to do a thing which, if executed, would make them rioters, and actually making a motion toward the executing thereof.
    • Rout A fashionable assembly, or large evening party. "At routs and dances."
    • Rout A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a traveling company or throng. "A route of ratones [rats].""A great solemn route .""And ever he rode the hinderest of the route .""A rout of people there assembled were."
    • Rout The state of being disorganized and thrown into confusion; -- said especially of an army defeated, broken in pieces, and put to flight in disorder or panic; also, the act of defeating and breaking up an army; as, the rout of the enemy was complete. "thy army . . . Dispersed in rout , betook them all to fly.""To these giad conquest, murderous rout to those."
    • v. i Rout To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to collect in company. "In all that land no Christian[s] durste route ."
    • v. t Rout To break the ranks of, as troops, and put them to flight in disorder; to put to rout. "That party . . . that charged the Scots, so totally routed and defeated their whole army, that they fied."
    • v. i Rout rout To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly.
    • v. t Rout To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
    • v. i Rout To search or root in the ground, as a swine.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Iditarod Dogsled Race got its name from Iditarod, a small mining village along the race's route. The race commemorates an emergency operation in 1925 to get medical supplies to Nome, Alaska following a diphtheria epidemic.
    • rout To make a noise; roar; bellow, as a bull or cow; snort, as a horse.
    • rout To snore.
    • rout To howl, as the wind; make a roaring noise.
    • n rout A loud noise; uproar; tumult.
    • n rout Snoring. Chaucer (ed. Morris).
    • n rout A stunning blow.
    • rout To turn up with the snout; root, as a hog: same as root, 1.
    • rout In mech., to deepen; scoop out; cut out; dig out, as moldings, the spaces between and around block-letters, bookbinders' stamps, etc.
    • rout To root; rummage or poke about.
    • n rout A troop; a band; a company in general, either of persons or of animals; specifically, a pack of wolves; any irregular or casual aggregation of beings; a crowd.
    • n rout A disorderly or confused crowd of persons; a tumultuous rabble; used absolutely, the general or vulgar mass; the rabble.
    • n rout A large social assemblage; a general gathering of guests for entertainment; a crowded evening party.
    • n rout At common law, an assemblage of three or more persons breaking or threatening to break the peace; a company which is engaged in or has made some movement toward unlawful action.
    • rout To collect together; assemble in a company.
    • n rout A defeat followed by confused or tumultuous retreat; disorderly flight caused by defeat, as of an army or any body of contestants; hence, any thorough repulse, overthrow, or discomfiture: as, to put an army to rout.
    • rout To put to rout; drive into disordered flight by defeat, as an armed force; hence, to defeat or repulse thoroughly; drive off or dispel, as something of an inimical character.
    • rout To drive or force, as from a state of repose, concealment. or the like; urge or incite to movement or activity; hence, to draw or drag (forth or out): generally with out or up: as, to rout out a lot of intruders; to rout up a sleeper; to rout out a secret hoard or a recondite fact. See router-out.
    • rout Synonyms Overwhelm, Overthrow, etc. See defeat.
    • rout To crowd or be driven into a confused mass, as from panic following defeat, or from any external force.
    • rout To start up hurriedly; turn out suddenly or reluctantly, as from a state of repose.
    • n rout See route.
    • n rout The brent or brant-goose, Bernicla brenta.
    • rout To extricate from (other things); hunt up; dig (out); with out.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A person standing under an oak tree is 16 more times liable to be hit by lightning than if he had taken refuge beneath a beech tree. The oak tree has vertical roots which provide a more direct route to ground water.
    • n Rout rowt a tumultuous crowd, a rabble: a large party: a fashionable evening assembly
    • n Rout rowt the defeat of an army or body of troops: the disorder of troops defeated: a pack of wolves
    • v.i Rout to assemble together
    • v.t Rout to put to disorderly flight: to defeat and throw into confusion: to conquer: to drag out, or into the light
    • v.i Rout rowt to roar like a cow: to snore: to howl like the wind.
    • v.t Rout rowt to root up, as a pig: to scoop out
    • v.i Rout to poke about—also Wrout
    • n Rout rowt the brent goose.
    • ***


  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.”
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
    “If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meandering, but leads none of us by the same route”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.”
  • Sun Tzu
    “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”
  • Robert Bolt
    Robert Bolt
    “When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties they lead their country by a short route to chaos.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. route, LL. rupta, properly, a breaking, fr. L. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere, to break. See Rupture reave, and cf. Rote repetition of forms, Route. In some senses this word has been confused with rout, a bellowing, an uproar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. hrota.


In literature:

There is an easy route through the Chachar to Biluchistan.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
Finally we began to get the hang of it, and we did go back, although by circuitous routes.
"High Adventure" by James Norman Hall
Near Tappan, a body of American horsemen under Colonel Baylor were surprised and routed, or put to the sword.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
The Athenians fell upon their enemy and almost at the first blow routed the entire Corinthian force.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
On its route it passed through Spring Hill, a very noted place.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
There a triumphal arch had been erected and a crowd of people and troops were found lining the route through the city.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
He was tolerably well acquainted with the routes, their portages, and distances.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
We named them the Labyrinth, because we could only leave them by a circuitous route.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
After abandoning the raft, although scattered, all the boats formed a little fleet, and followed the same route.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
In 1776, the routes of France were divided into four categories: 1.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield

In poetry:

Hate and Guile and Wrath and Doubt
Never try to sing;
If they did, oh, what a rout
Anguished ears would sting!
"December 27, 1879" by George MacDonald
To feel me the adopted heir
Of Art and Nature wed and blent,
In days of trouble routed care;
In these will bring content.
"Free" by Alfred Austin
Thus trimmed forth they bring me to the rout,
Who Crucifie him, crie with one strong shout.
God holds his peace at man, and man cries out:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert
“I shall go with but some four or five,
So shall I take my thief alive.
For if a great rout he shall see,
Will he not hide his wealth from me?”
Deus est Deus pauperum.
"The God Of The Poor" by William Morris
From which a river flows down with a mighty roar,
From the great mountains of the Mamore;
And this route led him towards trackless wastes eastward,
And no doubt to save his life he had struggled very hard.
"The Tragic Death of the Rev. A.H. Mackonochie" by William Topaz McGonagall
The wind is blowing freshly up from far, uncharted caves,
And sending sparkling kisses o'er the brows of virgin waves,
While routed dawn-mists shiver­oh, far and fast they flee,
Pierced by the shafts of sunrise athwart the merry sea!
"When the Fishing Boats Go Out" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In news:

7A Fuessel directs Lincoln-Way East's rout of Benet .
Crashed Route 153 near the border with New York Wednesday morning.
Route 2 in Williamstown around noon.
Officials said Jason Cynewski, 25, was killed when his car crossed the center line on Route 15 in Corinth shortly after noon Wednesday and collided with a C.N.
WR, Brady working on routes.
Two Films, Two Routes From Poverty.
PHOTOS US routs Argentina in semis.
In my attempt to conserve gasoline, I had never taken the 17-mile drive, since I don't generally head up Route 97.
Leaders no more, Boilermaker football team routed again.
Post your favorite local running routes.
A 39-year-old Bonney Lake woman died Sunday night after crashing her car into a guardrail on state Route 7 in Eatonville, officials said Monday.
Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9314 Old Route 13, Marion, IL.
Route 501 north at Route 322 in Brickerville was closed for a couple hours.
MoDOT, the Missouri Highway Patrol, and local officials gathered off Route 61 near Route P in St Charles County to announce a new Travel Safe Zone.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Gretchen Champiney-Welch, 51, of state Route 87, was taken to Geauga Hospital where she was pronounced dead after a 10:30 am crash at the intersection of state Route 88 and state Route 534.

In science:

It is benificial to consider a network with random routing or switching, particularly if it has small-world properties.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
This can be very useful in applications such as routing and switching where random routing is cheaper.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
In such cases random routing will be more effective and cheaper, particularly if the graph has the small-world geometry.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
The values of Rside and RL are proportional to R, whereas Rout changes much less; the dependence on λin is very weak.
Modelling Bose-Einstein effect from asymmetric sources in Monte Carlo generators
Where possible we have used various routes to estimate the phase boundaries.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins