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Route

4 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Rout \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Route \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

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

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (13 Mar 01) [foldoc]

route

   <networking> /root/ The sequence of {host}s, {router}s,
   {bridge}s, {gateway}s and other devices that network traffic
   takes from its source to its destination.  Also, a possible
   path from a given host to another host or destination.  You
   can find the route from your computer to another using the
   program {traceroute} on {Unix}.

Route

4 entries found.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Rout \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]

Route \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]

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

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (13 Mar 01) [foldoc]

route

   <networking> /root/ The sequence of {host}s, {router}s,
   {bridge}s, {gateway}s and other devices that network traffic
   takes from its source to its destination.  Also, a possible
   path from a given host to another host or destination.  You
   can find the route from your computer to another using the
   program {traceroute} on {Unix}.