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Meaning of ROUT

Pronunciation:  rawt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an overwhelming defeat
  2. [n]  a disorderly crowd of people
  3. [v]  defeat disastrously
  4. [v]  cause to flee
  5. [v]  make a groove in
  6. [v]  dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles"
 

ROUT is a 4 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: expel, gouge, groove, mob, rabble, root, rootle, rout out, spreadeagle, spread-eagle
 
 See Also: beat, beat out, core out, crowd, crush, cut into, defeat, defeat, delve, dig, hollow, hollow out, licking, lynch mob, overcome, shell, trounce, turn over, vanquish

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rout\ (rout), v. i. [AS. hr[=u]tan.]
    To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly. [Obs. or
    Scot.] --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Rout\, n.
    A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance;
    tumult. --Shak.
    
          This new book the whole world makes such a rout about.
                                                   --Sterne.
    
          ``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.''                  --Trench.
    
    
  3. \Rout\, v. t. [A variant of root.]
    To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
    
    {To rout out}
    (a) To turn up to view, as if by rooting; to discover; to
        find.
    (b) To turn out by force or compulsion; as, to rout people
        out of bed. [Colloq.]
    
    
    
    
  4. \Rout\, v. i.
    To search or root in the ground, as a swine. --Edwards.
    
    
  5. \Rout\, n. [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.] [Formerly spelled also {route}.]
    1. A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a
       traveling company or throng. [Obs.] ``A route of ratones
       [rats].'' --Piers Plowman. ``A great solemn route.''
       --Chaucer.
    
             And ever he rode the hinderest of the route.
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
             A rout of people there assembled were. --Spenser.
    
    2. A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the
       rabble; the herd of common people.
    
             the endless routs of wretched thralls. --Spenser.
    
             The ringleader and head of all this rout. --Shak.
    
             Nor do I name of men the common rout. --Milton.
    
    3. 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.                                  --Daniel.
    
             To these giad conquest, murderous rout to those.
                                                   --pope.
    
    4. (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. --Wharton.
    
    5. A fashionable assembly, or large evening party. ``At routs
       and dances.'' --Landor.
    
    {To put to rout}, to defeat and throw into confusion; to
       overthrow and put to flight.
    
    
  6. \Rout\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Routed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Routing}.]
    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.
                                                   --Clarendon.
    
    Syn: To defeat; discomfit; overpower; overthrow.
    
    
  7. \Rout\, v. i.
    To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to
    collect in company. [obs.] --Bacon.
    
          In all that land no Christian[s] durste route.
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
    
 

 

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