route

route
I UK [ruːt] / US [rut, raʊt] noun [countable]
Word forms "route":
singular route plural routes
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1)
a) a way that buses, trains, ships, or planes travel regularly

the West Coast route

a bus/shipping/trading route

b) the roads or paths that you use when you go from one place to another

It's a good idea to plan your route before you leave.

route to:

We took an alternative route to the hotel.

route from:

The most direct route from the house to the school is through the town centre.

take/follow a route:

The tunnel is the route taken by most drivers.

the shortest/quickest/most direct route:

The sea was the most direct route between the two cities.

2) a way of doing something that produces a particular result
route to:

the route to success/happiness/disaster

take a route:

I'll need to think carefully before deciding what route to take next.

3) Route used with a number as the name of a major road between cities in the US

We turned off Route 66 onto a remote road.

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II UK [ruːt] / US [rut, raʊt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "route":
present tense I/you/we/they route he/she/it routes present participle routeing past tense routed past participle routed
to send someone or something along a particular route

Kobe remains closed, but goods are being routed through different ports.


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