There were so many women on his route, he marveled, so many predatory women, eager and available.
Two blocks to the left was the route of the marathon, which had been resumed the previous Sunday.
“It happens to be right around the corner from our route anyway,” he said.
early 13c., from Old French rute "road, way, path" (12c.), from Latin rupta (via) "(a road) opened by force," from rupta, fem. past participle of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)). Sense of "fixed or regular course for carrying things" (cf. mail route) is 1792, an extension of the meaning "customary path of animals" (early 15c.).
1890, from route (n.). Related: Routed; routing.