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Definitions and Synonyms of route | Another word for route | What is route?

Definition 1: an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for route in the sense of this definition

(route is a kind of ...) any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another

"he said he was looking for the way out"

(... is a kind of route ) a road over which mail is carried

(... is a kind of route ) a road (especially that part of a road) over which vehicles travel

(... is a kind of route ) a route shorter than the usual one

(... is a kind of route ) a minor road branching off of a main road

(... is a kind of route ) a road made of logs on which freshly cut timber can be hauled

(... is a kind of route ) road where high speed driving is allowed

(... is a kind of route ) a public road from one place to another

(... is a kind of route ) any road or path affording passage especially a rough one

(... is a kind of route ) a side road where you can turn off

"I missed the turnoff and went 15 miles out of my way"

(... is a kind of route ) the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed

(... is a kind of route ) a short road giving access to an expressway

"in Britain they call an access road a slip road"

(... is a kind of route ) a side road little traveled (as in the countryside)

(... is a kind of route ) a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand

(... is a kind of route ) a road on which you are not allowed to stop (unless you have a breakdown)

(... is a kind of route ) a road made of logs laid crosswise

(... is a kind of route ) a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)

(... is a kind of route ) a wide scenic road planted with trees

"the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"

(... is a kind of route ) a major road for any form of motor transport

(... is a kind of route ) a road leading up to a private house

"they parked in the driveway"

(route is a part of ...) a bed supporting a road

(route is a part of ...) the center of a cambered road

(route is a part of ...) a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road

"the car pulled off onto the shoulder"

(route is a part of ...) a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island

"the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"

(route is a part of ...) an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around

(route is a part of ...) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

(route is a part of ...) a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park

(route is a part of ...) a junction where one street or road crosses another

(route is made of the substance ...) the paved surface of a thoroughfare

Definition 2: an established line of travel or access - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for route in the sense of this definition

(route is a kind of ...) a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent

(... is a kind of route ) a branching path off of a main transportation line (especially an airline)

(... is a kind of route ) the most direct route

"he made a beeline for the bathroom"

(... is a kind of route ) an established itinerary of venues or events that a particular group of people travel to

"she's a familiar name on the club circuit" "on the lecture circuit" "the judge makes a circuit of the courts in his district" "the international tennis circuit"

(... is a kind of route ) a diagonal path

(... is a kind of route ) a route over which supplies can be delivered

(... is a kind of route ) the path of a missile discharged from a firearm

(... is a kind of route ) the geographic route along which birds customarily migrate

(... is a kind of route ) the usual course taken by vessels through a harbor or coastal waters

(... is a kind of route ) a line leading to a place or point

"he looked the other direction" "didn't know the way home"

(... is a kind of route ) a route followed by traders (usually in caravans)

(... is a kind of route ) the route taken when delivering newspapers every day

(... is a kind of route ) the path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom

(... is a kind of route ) the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another

"he plotted the orbit of the moon"

(... is a kind of route ) the principal route of a transportation system

(... is a kind of route ) (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data

(... is a kind of route ) a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another

(... is a kind of route ) the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport

"the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded" "they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted"

(... is a kind of route ) the path of a rocket or projectile or aircraft through the air

(... is a kind of route ) a regular route for a sentry or policeman

"in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"

(... is a kind of route ) the route regularly followed by a passenger bus

(... is a kind of route ) the path along which a freely moving object travels through the air

(... is a kind of route ) the route along which a column advances

(... is an instance of route) 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)

Definition 3: send via a specific route - [verb of motion]

(route is a kind of ...) cause to go somewhere

"The explosion sent the car flying in the air" "She sent her children to camp" "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"

Definition 4: divert in a specified direction - [verb of motion]

Samples where route or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders

(route is a kind of ...) send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

Definition 5: send documents or materials to appropriate destinations - [verb of motion]

(route is a kind of ...) send away towards a designated goal

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