—n. 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. Baseball.to pitch the complete game: The heat and humidity were intolerable, but the pitcher managed to go the route.
—v.t. 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.