route

Definitions

  • 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 route divert in a specified direction "divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders"
    • v route send via a specific route
    • v route send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
    • n route an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    • n route an established line of travel or access
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Additional illustrations & photos:

SNAP-SHOT OF THE TRAIN EN ROUTE SNAP-SHOT OF THE TRAIN EN ROUTE
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...
DASHING FORWARD EN ROUTE TO THE POLE DASHING FORWARD EN ROUTE TO THE POLE
ROUTE TO THE POLE AND RETURN ROUTE TO THE POLE AND RETURN
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 Route The course or way which is traveled or passed, or is to be passed; a passing; a course; a road or path; a march. "Wide through the furzy field their route they take."
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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.
    • n route A way; road; path; space for passage.
    • n route A way or course of transit; a line of travel, passage, or progression; the course passed or to be passed over in reaching a destination, or (by extension) an object or a purpose; as a legal or engineering term, the horizontal direction along and near the surface of the earth of a way or course, as a road, a railway, or a canal, occupied or to be occupied for travel.
    • n route An obsolete form of rout, rout, rout, rout.
    • n route An order for a route march.
    • route To determine the route or line of transportation or travel of (goods, immigrants, etc.).
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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 Route rōōt a course to be traversed: a line of march: road: track
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Quotations

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    “The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.”
  • Malcolm S. Forbes
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    “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
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    “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
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    “A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.”
  • Sun Tzu
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    “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.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. rupta (via), 'a broken way.'

Usage

In literature:

The first seven of these routes included Denver en route.
"The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad" by W. F. Bailey
He telegraphed Sherman to put his entire force instantly en route from Vicksburg to Chattanooga.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Traversing after that the park of our hospitable hostess, we rejoined the route to Rochefort.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
The Portuguese held the eastern route, the Spaniards the western route to the Spice Islands.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
After a week spent in Independence buying mules and waggons, we took the route over the plains.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
I inquired of these gentlemen the route to the new encampments of the Reserves.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Our route was west by south.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
The scenery along the whole route is both beautiful and awe-inspiring.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
It is simply going after the thing by another route, and deceiving yourself as to the motive.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
These were totally routed, and lost one third of their number.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
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In poetry:

But through the rout one figure goes
With quick and quiet tread;
Her robe is plain, her form is frail--
Wait if she turn her head.
"A Portrait" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The South, the North, the East, the West,
Our shout and rout shall hear;
Oh, who shall foil, or who arrest
The ruthless buccaneer?
"A Dream Of Romance" by Maurice Thompson
She'd called around the winged winds,
And raised a devilish rout;
And she laugh'd so loud, the peals were heard
Full fifteen leagues about.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
So shall we in the rout of life
Some thought, some faith, some meaning save,
And speak it once before we go
In silence to the silent grave...
"Sometimes In The Middle Autumn Days" by George Orwell
Dear Birds of Brussels, do not crave
The long, long route by which we came;
More safe than any restless wave
The sheltered nest of Auderghem.
"Birds Of Passage" by John Lawson Stoddard
And away they went, like autumn leaves
Before the tempest's rout,
And the naked masts with a crash came down,
And the wild ship tossed about.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt

In news:

20pm Saturday, October 6th where Mottsville Lane turns into State Route 207.
"It's the scenic route," he explained.
The Upper Tulpehocken Township supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to ban tobacco use at the township park and ball field on Old Route 22.
Even after driving on Interstate 80 for an hour, the landscape traversed by Route 15 is still striking, so much so that anything man-made feels strangely out of place.
3 Greyhounds routed No 18 Fairfield in Friday night's title game to capture the ECAC crown.
Jazz funeral procession route and other tribute info for Uncle Lionel Batiste .
CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Parmelee homered to cap a 10-run fifth inning and the Minnesota Twins routed the Chicago White Sox 18-9 on Tuesday night.
We received a tip from a motorist that a black bear was dead on the side of the road on Route 95 near Route 31.
Holdingford routs Belgrade -Brooten-Elrosa 34-8.
Kathleen Kenney-Konkoly, 61, of Cresco, lost control of her 1997 Saturn while driving south on Route 191, about a mile north of Route 507 about 6:40 p.m.
The accident occurred early Tuesday at Route 347 and Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station, Long Island, police said.
A tractor-trailer driver lost control of his vehicle, and jackknifed, hanging over a wall at the connector for southbound State Route 163 to State Route 52 NBC 7's Brandi Powell reports.
Route 13 near Smyrna this evening as environmental officials work to clean up a propane leak from a tractor trailer on Route 1 in the area.
PennDOT District 8 began drainage pipe work on Route 272 at the intersection with Route 897 in the Village of Swartzville, Lancaster County.
The Little Rock Express route was selected in online voting through Union Pacific's, "You Route the Steam" contest.
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In science:

Path averaging: at each iteration a random route is created by random greedy routing in an RGG.
Order-Optimal Consensus through Randomized Path Averaging
The nodes of the route average their estimates together. • (↔, l)-path averaging: at each iteration a random route is created by (↔, l)-routing on a grid (embedded on a torus in the analysis).
Order-Optimal Consensus through Randomized Path Averaging
The nodes of the route average their estimates together. • Box-path routing: at each iteration a random route is created by box-routing on a regular geometric graph (embedded on a torus in the analysis).
Order-Optimal Consensus through Randomized Path Averaging
To each route r, we assign a generalized gossip n × n matrix W (r) that averages the current estimates of the nodes on the route.
Order-Optimal Consensus through Randomized Path Averaging
As we choose the shortest route, the maximum number of nodes a route can contain is √n if √n is odd, √n + 1 if √n is even, which can be written as 2⌊√n/2⌋ + 1 in short.
Order-Optimal Consensus through Randomized Path Averaging
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