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ROUTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does route mean? 

ROUTE (noun)
  The noun ROUTE has 2 senses:

1. an established line of travel or access
2. an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

  Familiarity information: ROUTE used as a noun is rare.


ROUTE (verb)
  The verb ROUTE has 3 senses:

1. send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
2. send via a specific route
3. divert in a specified direction

  Familiarity information: ROUTE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROUTE (noun)


Sense 1route [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An established line of travel or access

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

itinerary; route; path

Hypernyms ("route" is a kind of...):

line (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "route"):

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 line; supply route (a route over which supplies can be delivered)

line of fire (the path of a missile discharged from a firearm)

flyway; migration route (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 (usually in caravans))

electron orbit; orbit (the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom)

celestial orbit; orbit (the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another)

feeder line (a branching path off of a main transportation line (especially an airline))

main line (the principal route of a transportation system)

data track; track ((computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data)

air lane; airway; flight path; skyway (a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another)

approach pattern; pattern; traffic 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)

beat; round (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)

Instance hyponyms:

Northwest Passage (a water route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean along the northern coast of North America; Europeans since the 16th century had searched for a short route to the Far East before it was successfully traversed by Roald Amundsen (1903-1906))


Sense 2route [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An open way (generally public) for travel or transportation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

road; route

Hypernyms ("route" is a kind of...):

way (any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another)

Meronyms (parts of "route"):

bend; curve (curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.))

turnout; widening (a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park)

turnaround (an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around)

circle; rotary; roundabout; traffic circle (a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island)

berm; shoulder (narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road)

roadbed (a bed supporting a road)

carrefour; crossing; crossroad; crossway; intersection (a junction where one street or road crosses another)

crest; crown (the center of a cambered road)

Meronyms (substance of "route"):

pavement; paving (the paved surface of a thoroughfare)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "route"):

access road; slip road (a short road giving access to an expressway)

roadway (a road (especially that part of a road) over which vehicles travel)

crosscut; cutoff; shortcut (a route shorter than the usual one)

side road (a minor road branching off of a main road)

skid road (a road made of logs on which freshly cut timber can be hauled)

speedway (road where high speed driving is allowed)

thoroughfare (a public road from one place to another)

cart track; cartroad; track (any road or path affording passage especially a rough one)

turnoff (a side road where you can turn off)

post road (a road over which mail is carried)

line; rail line; railway line (the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed)

highway; main road (a major road for any form of motor transport)

bypass; circumferential; ring road (a road that takes traffic around the edge of a town)

bypath; byroad; byway (a side road little traveled (as in the countryside))

causeway (a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand)

clearway (a road on which you are not allowed to stop (unless you have a breakdown))

corduroy (a road made of logs laid crosswise)

detour; roundabout way (a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked))

drive; parkway (a wide scenic road planted with trees)

drive; driveway; private road (a road leading up to a private house)


ROUTE (verb)


Sense 1route [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Send documents or materials to appropriate destinations

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "route" is one way to...):

despatch; dispatch; send off (send away towards a designated goal)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 2route [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Send via a specific route

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "route" is one way to...):

direct; send (cause to go somewhere)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3route [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Divert in a specified direction

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders

Hypernyms (to "route" is one way to...):

divert (send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


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