Pronunciation: (rOOt, rout), [key]
n., v., rout•ed, rout•ing.

1. a course, way, or road for passage or travel: What's the shortest route to Boston?
2. a customary or regular line of passage or travel: a ship on the North Atlantic route.
3. a specific itinerary, round, or number of stops regularly visited by a person in the performance of his or her work or duty: a newspaper route; a mail carrier's route.
4. go the route, Informal.
a. to see something through to completion: It was a tough assignment, but he went the route.
b. pitch the complete game: The heat and humidity were intolerable, but the pitcher managed to go the route.

1. to fix the route of: to route a tour.
2. to send or forward by a particular route: to route mail to its proper destination.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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