rout

1 [rout]
noun
1.
a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder: to put an army to rout; to put reason to rout.
2.
any overwhelming defeat: a rout of the home team by the state champions.
3.
a tumultuous or disorderly crowd of persons.
4.
the rabble or mob.
5.
Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a manner that suggests an intention to riot although they do not actually carry out the intention.
6.
a large, formal evening party or social gathering.
7.
Archaic. a company or band of people.
verb (used with object)
8.
to disperse in defeat and disorderly flight: to rout an army.
9.
to defeat decisively: to rout an opponent in conversation.

Origin:
1200–50; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French rute, Old French route a fraction, detachment < Latin rupta, feminine past participle of rumpere to break; (v.) derivative of the noun


3. swarm, horde. 9. overwhelm, overcome, subdue.
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route

[root, rout]
noun
1.
a course, way, or road for passage or travel: What's the shortest route to Boston?
2.
a customary or regular line of passage or travel: a ship on the North Atlantic route.
3.
a specific itinerary, round, or number of stops regularly visited by a person in the performance of his or her work or duty: a newspaper route; a mail carrier's route.
verb (used with object), routed, routing.
4.
to fix the route of: to route a tour.
5.
to send or forward by a particular route: to route mail to its proper destination.
Idioms
6.
go the route, Informal.
a.
to see something through to completion: It was a tough assignment, but he went the route.
b.
Baseball. to pitch the complete game: The heat and humidity were intolerable, but the pitcher managed to go the route.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English: way, course < Old French < Latin rupta (via) broken (road), feminine past participle of rumpere to break; cf. rout1

misroute, verb (used with object), misrouted, misrouting.
preroute, verb (used with object), prerouted, prerouting.
reroute, verb, rerouted, rerouting.

root, rout, route.


3. beat, circuit.

rout

2 [rout]
verb (used without object)
1.
to root: pigs routing in the garden.
2.
to poke, search, or rummage.
verb (used with object)
3.
to turn over or dig up (something) with the snout.
4.
to find or get by searching, rummaging, etc. (usually followed by out ).
5.
to cause to rise from bed (often followed by up or out ).
6.
to force or drive out.
7.
to hollow out or furrow, as with a scoop, gouge, or machine.

Origin:
1540–50; alteration of root2; compare Middle Dutch ruten to root out

rout

3 [rout]
verb (used without object) Archaic.
to snore.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English routen, Old English hrūtan; cognate with Old High German hrūzan

rout

4 [rout, root] Chiefly British Dialect.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
to bellow; roar.
noun
2.
a bellow.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English rowten < Old Norse rauta to bellow; akin to Latin rudere

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rout1 (raʊt)
 
n
1.  an overwhelming defeat
2.  a disorderly retreat
3.  a noisy rabble
4.  law a group of three or more people proceeding to commit an illegal act
5.  archaic a large party or social gathering
 
vb
6.  (tr) to defeat and cause to flee in confusion
 
[C13: from Anglo-Norman rute, from Old French: disorderly band, from Latin ruptus broken, from rumpere to burst; see route]

rout2 (raʊt)
 
vb (usually foll by out) (often foll by out)
1.  to dig over or turn up (something), esp (of an animal) with the snout; root
2.  (tr; usually foll by out or up) to get or find by searching
3.  to force or drive out: they routed him out of bed at midnight
4.  to hollow or gouge out
5.  (intr) to search, poke, or rummage
 
[C16: variant of root²]

route (ruːt)
 
n
1.  the choice of roads taken to get to a place
2.  a regular journey travelled
3.  (US) (capital) a main road between cities: Route 66
4.  mountaineering the direction or course taken by a climb
5.  med the means by which a drug or agent is administered or enters the body, such as by mouth or by injection: oral route
 
vb , routes, routing, routeing, routed
6.  to plan the route of; send by a particular route
 
usage  When forming the present participle or verbal noun from the verb to route it is preferable to retain the e in order to distinguish the word from routing, the present participle or verbal noun from rout1, to defeat or rout², to dig, rummage: the routeing of buses from the city centre to the suburbs. The spelling routing in this sense is, however, sometimes encountered, esp in American English

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rout
1598, "disorderly retreat," from M.Fr. route "disorderly flight of troops," lit. "a breaking off, rupture," from V.L. rupta "a dispersed group," lit. "a broken group," from L. rupta, fem. pp. of rumpere "to break" (see rupture). The verb is from 1600.

route
early 13c., from O.Fr. rute "road, way, path," from L. rupta (via) "(a road) opened by force," from rupta, fem. pp. of rumpere "to break" (see rupture). 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.).
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routed definition

networking
/root dee/ Route Daemon. A program which runs under 4.2BSD Unix systems and derivatives to propagate routes among machines on a local area network, using the Routing Information Protocol. See also gated.
(2002-07-31)

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Example sentences
News from the capital: hundreds of rebel soldiers killed or captured, and the
  rest of the column routed.
The pipeline certainly has to be routed away from the critical aquifers.
Now all but the wealthiest travelers have to book seats far in advance, and end
  up routed through congested hubs.
The book never quite shakes off a feeling of outrage at having been routed by
  grief.
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