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The word ROUTE can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun route:


Route is sometimes a misspelling of wrote.

The word route is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

The word route and its family (routed, routes, routing) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun route

What does route mean as a name of something?

Route is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: routes

  1. an established line of travel or access
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of route: itinerary / path
    • more generic word: line = a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
    • more specific terms:
      • feeder line = a branching path off of a main transportation line
      • main line = the principal route of a transportation system
      • data track / track = one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data
      • flight path / air lane / airway / skyway = a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
      • approach pattern / traffic pattern / pattern = the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
      • flight path = the path of a rocket or projectile or aircraft through the air
      • round / beat = a regular route for a sentry or policeman
      • bus route = the route regularly followed by a passenger bus
      • line of flight = the path along which a freely moving object travels through the air
      • line of march = the route along which a column advances
      • celestial orbit / orbit = the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
      • electron orbit / orbit = the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom
      • paper round / paper route = the route taken when delivering newspapers every day
      • beeline = the most direct route
      • circuit = an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to
      • crosscut = a diagonal path
      • supply route / supply line = a route over which supplies can be delivered
      • line of fire = the path of a missile discharged from a firearm
      • migration route / flyway = the geographic route along which birds customarily migrate
      • fairway = the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters
      • direction / way = a line leading to a place or point
      • trade route = a route followed by traders
    • instance: Northwest Passage = a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America
  2. an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Alternative definition of the noun route


  1. A course or way which is traveled or passed.
  2. A regular itinerary of stops, or the path followed between these stops, such as for delivery or passenger transportation.
  3. A road or path; often specifically a highway.
  4. The way to do something.

Definition of the verb route

What does route mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: routed | routing / routeing (rare form) | routes

  1. send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
  2. send via a specific route
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: direct / send = cause to go somewhere
  3. divert in a specified direction
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: divert = send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one


Route is a publisher.


"Route" is a composition.


"Route" is a book by Royal Automobile Club.


  1. route: In computing, route is a command used to view and manipulate the TCP/IP routing table in both Unix-like and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Manual manipulation of the routing table is characteristic of static routing.
  2. Route: A route is a path or pattern that a receiver in American football runs to get open for a forward pass.
  3. Route: A route in a geographic information system is: Any line feature, such as a street, highway, river, or pipe, that has a unique identifier. A path through a network.

Phrases with Route

Phrases starting with the word Route:

  1. Route 66
  2. Route Planner
  3. Route One Football

Phrases ending with the word Route:

  1. en route
  2. to route
  3. bus route
  4. Red route
  5. ship route
  6. Tram Route
  7. paper route
  8. trade route
  9. trunk route
  10. Scenic route
  11. supply route
  12. Kangaroo Route
  13. migration route
  14. Great Circle Route
  15. Le Dernier Pour La Route

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Route

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Google previewPain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management (2010)

by Chris Pasero, Margo McCaffery

The oral route is the most common and generally is selected before other routes because it is relatively safe, convenient, and inexpensive (Coyle, Cherny, Portenoy,

The transdermal route is an accepted alternative for long-term therapy.

Google previewAppletons' General Guide to the United States and Canada (1893)

With Special Itineraries, Table of Railway and Steamboat Fares, and an Appendix Describing the Columbian Exposition. Revised

The former route is the shorter, but, owing lo an advantage in connections, the latter is the route usually .followed by through travel. — Macon (Broicn House, Commercial, Hotel Lanier) is one of the most populous and prosperous cities of ...

Google previewThe Monthly Chronicle (1841)

The Postmaster General is equally in error in saying that the average rate of compensation is about ninety dollars a mile, and that the sum paid on the London and Liverpool route is the highest rate paid. The amount paid on ten roads, at the ...

Google previewAdvances in Catalysis (2014)

The first route is the dissociative adsorption of methanol on Lewis acid–base pairs: H3CO H j j Mn+ ÀO2À + CH3OH !Mn+ ÀO2À(2.21) and the second route is the interaction of the surface hydroxyl groups with the alcohol: Mn+ ÀOHÀ + CH3 ...

Google previewLife and Progress in Australasia (2011)

by Michael Davitt

The route is the roughest you are likely to travel in Queensland. The railway from Rockhampton to...

Crossing the part of the way which gives its name to the whole route is a frightful task for horses. The Razor-back ridge has to be literally ...

Google previewBusiness Innovation For Dummies (2010)

by Alexander Hiam

Riding your bike, walking, or jogging a set route is a tight activity; exploring a new route is a loose activity. Learning a choreographed dance routine is a tight activity; choreographing or improvising your own dance is a loose activity. What loose ...

Google previewGuidelines for the Treatment of Malaria (2006)

by World Health Organization

LEVELOF EVIDENCE RECOMMENDATION Artesunate by the intravenous route is the treatment of choice, but if not possible, artemether by the intramuscular route is the preferred alternative for severe malaria in pregnancy during a malaria ...

Google previewEnhanced IP Services for Cisco Networks (1999)

by Donald C. Lee

Default routing scales the network, conserves resources, and simplifies routing information, A default route is a special route that tells the router how to reach unknown destinations — that is, destinations that are absent from the routing table ...

Google previewLean Lexicon (2003)

A Graphical Glossary for Lean Thinkers by Lean Enterprise Institute, Chet Marchwinski, John Shook

Fixed-time, unfixed- quantity conveyance In this type of handling system, a material handler performs a standard route through a facility at precisely determined time intervals such as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1979)

Volume 12 - Pattern Recognition: Structural Description Languages to Reliability of Computer Systems by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

The different curves show drug administration by the oral route (Q) and intraperitoneal route (x) and test aggregations of one mouse (...), five mice (- -), and nine mice ( ). or other effect (EDg,). The elaborate calculations required can be ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

repute, reroute, salute, Silk Route, ski boot, snakeroot, snowsuit, solute, spacesuit , sport-ute, square root, star fruit, statute, strong suit, sunsuit, sweatsuit, swim- suit, taproot, tracksuit, trade route, transmute, tribute, uproot, volute, wet suit, zoot ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set (2010)

by John Anthony McGuckin

Because the Nubian Kingdom controlled the trade route between Roman Egypt and the sub-Saharan world in Late Antiquity, it also became a very important piece of the global puzzle within the later Byzantine and Islamic political strategies.

Google previewEncyclopedia of applied psychology (2004)

A-E by Charles Donald Spielberger

use the central route to persuasion when processing the advertisement. This person will carefully read the arguments at the bottom of the page and, assuming that the reader's cognitive responses are positive, will end up with a more positive ...

Google previewCurrent Encyclopedia (1901)

Of the 182 orders representing the increase the postal wagons issued 104 en route, the figures indicating that the opportunity was freely taken advantage of for sending small sums. The experience, in regard to registry and money orders, ...

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Quotes about Route

Every once in a while, take the scenic route. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)
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Scrabble value of R1O1U1T1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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