Meaning of “en route” in the English Dictionary

"en route" in British English

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en routeadverb

US also enroute uk /ˌɒn ˈruːt/ us /ˌɑːn ˈruːt/

on the way to or from somewhere:

I stopped en route (to the party) and got some wine.
The bomb exploded while the plane was en route from Paris to Tokyo.

en routeadjective

also enroute /ˌɒn ˈruːt/ /ˌɑːn ˈruːt/ US

on the way to or from somewhere:

weather-related enroute delays

(Definition of “en route” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"en route" in American English

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en routeadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ɑnˈrut, en-, ɑ̃-/

on the way to or from somewhere:

The ambulance is en route to the hospital.
En route from New York to Boston, the bus crashed into a stalled car.

(Definition of “en route” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)