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Meaning of ROUTE

Pronunciation:  root

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
  2. [n]  an established line of travel or access
  3. [v]  send by a particular route, as of mail for postal delivery
  4. [v]  divert in a specified direction; "divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders"
  5. [v]  send via a specific route
  6. [v]  send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
 

ROUTE is a 5 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: itinerary, path, road
 
 See Also: access road, air lane, airway, approach pattern, beat, beeline, bend, bus route, bypass, bypath, byroad, byway, carrefour, cart track, cartroad, causeway, celestial orbit, circle, circuit, circumferential, clearway, corduroy, crest, crosscut, crosscut, crossing, crossroad, crossway, crown, curve, cutoff, data track, despatch, detour, direct, direction, dispatch, divert, drive, driveway, electron orbit, fairway, feeder line, flight path, flyway, highway, intersection, line, line, line of fire, line of flight, line of march, main line, main road, migration route, Northwest Passage, orbit, order, parkway, pattern, pavement, paving, post road, private road, rail line, railway line, ring road, roadbed, roadway, rotary, round, roundabout, roundabout way, send, send off, shortcut, shoulder, side road, skid road, slip road, speedway, supply line, supply route, thoroughfare, track, track, trade route, traffic circle, traffic pattern, turnaround, turnoff, way, way

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 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.
                                               --Gay.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

/root/ The sequence of hosts, routers, bridges, gateways, and other devices that network traffic takes, or could take, from its source to its destination. As a verb, to determine the link down which to send a packet, that will minimise its total journey time according to some routeing algorithm.

You can find the route from your computer to another using the program traceroute on unix or tracert on microsoft windows.

 

 

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