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"route" in British English

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routenoun [C]

uk   /ruːt/  us   /ruːt/ /raʊt/
B1 a ​particular way or ​direction between ​places: The route we had ​planned took us ​rightacross Greece. I ​live on a ​bus route so I can ​easily get to ​work.C2 a ​method of ​achieving something: A ​collegeeducation is often the ​best route to a good ​job. US (UK round) a set of ​regularvisits that you make to a ​number of ​places or ​people, ​especially in ​order to take ​products as ​part of ​yourjob

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Route B1 in the US, used as ​part of the ​name of ​numberedroads: Route 66

routeverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /ruːt/  us   /ruːt/ /raʊt/
to ​send something ​somewhere using a ​particular way or ​direction: Deliveries are routed ​via/by way of London. internet & telecoms to ​sendinformation from one ​computernetwork to another: When a ​customerbuys, the ​purchaseorder is routed ​via the internet to each supplier's ​personal Web ​page.
(Definition of route from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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routenoun [C]

 us   /rut, rɑʊt/
a ​particular way or ​direction between ​places: The most ​direct route is to take the ​expressway. A route is also a ​fixedpath for ​regularlymoving or ​deliveringpeople or things: bus routes a ​supply route
(Definition of route from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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routenoun [C]

uk   /ruːt/  us   /ruːt, raʊt/
TRANSPORT a particular way from one ​place to another, especially the way that a bus, ​train, ​plane, etc. ​travelsregularly: ashipping route a bus/​train/​plane route
a ​method of ​achieving something: a route to (doing) sth An ​internship is one of the best routes to ​gainingexperience in the ​industry.
→  round noun

routeverb [T]

uk   /ruːt/  us   /ruːt, raʊt/
IT to ​sendinformation from one ​computersystem to another: route sth from/to sth Find out how to use the ​application to route ​email from other ​folders in your ​mailbox.
to ​send someone or something a particular way: route sth to/via sth Deliveries are routed via New York.
(Definition of route from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “route”
in Korean 길, 노선…
in Arabic طَرْيق…
in Malaysian laluan…
in French chemin, itinéraire…
in Russian маршрут, средство, путь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 路線, 路途, 航線…
in Italian itinerario, tragitto…
in Turkish yol, güzergâh, usül…
in Polish droga, trasa…
in Spanish camino, itinerario…
in Vietnamese lộ trình…
in Portuguese caminho, rota, trajeto…
in Thai เส้นทาง…
in German die Route…
in Catalan ruta…
in Japanese ルート, 道筋, 路線…
in Chinese (Simplified) 路线, 路途, 航线…
in Indonesian jalan…
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