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route


  4  definitions  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 
 
    /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}. 
 
 




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