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Definition of route noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//raʊt//
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  1. 1a way that you follow to get from one place to another Which is the best route to take? Drivers are advised to find an alternative route. a coastal route route (from A to B) the quickest route from Florence to Rome an escape route see also en route
  2. 2a fixed way along which a bus, train, etc. regularly travels or goods are regularly sent The house is not on a bus route. shipping routes a bike route (= a path that is only for cyclists )
  3. 3route (to something) a particular way of achieving something the route to success There are a number of routes to qualifying as a social worker.
  4. 4(abbreviation Rte.) used before the number of a main road in the U.S. Route 66
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: route