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 for route
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rout \Rout\, n. [OF. route, LL. rupta, properly, a breaking, fr.
     L. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to break. See Rupture, reave,
     and cf. Rote repetition of forms, Route. In some senses
     this word has been confused with rout a bellowing, an
     uproar.] [Formerly spelled also route.]
     1. A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a
        traveling company or throng. [Obs.] "A route of ratones
        [rats]." --Piers Plowman. "A great solemn route."
        --Chaucer.
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              And ever he rode the hinderest of the route.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              A rout of people there assembled were. --Spenser.
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     2. A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the
        rabble; the herd of common people.
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              the endless routs of wretched thralls. --Spenser.
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              The ringleader and head of all this rout. --Shak.
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              Nor do I name of men the common rout. --Milton.
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     3. The state of being disorganized and thrown into confusion;
        -- said especially of an army defeated, broken in pieces,
        and put to flight in disorder or panic; also, the act of
        defeating and breaking up an army; as, the rout of the
        enemy was complete.
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              thy army . . .
              Dispersed in rout, betook them all to fly. --Daniel.
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              To these giad conquest, murderous rout to those.
                                                    --pope.
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     4. (Law) A disturbance of the peace by persons assembled
        together with intent to do a thing which, if executed,
        would make them rioters, and actually making a motion
        toward the executing thereof. --Wharton.
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     5. A fashionable assembly, or large evening party. "At routs
        and dances." --Landor.
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     To put to rout, to defeat and throw into confusion; to
        overthrow and put to flight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Route \Route\ (r[=oo]t or rout; 277), n. [OE. & F. route, OF.
     rote, fr. L. rupta (sc. via), fr. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to
     break; hence, literally, a broken or beaten way or path. See
     Rout, and cf. Rut a track.]
     The course or way which is traveled or passed, or is to be
     passed; a passing; a course; a road or path; a march.
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           Wide through the furzy field their route they take.
                                                    --Gay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  route
      n 1: an established line of travel or access [syn: path,
           route, itinerary]
      2: an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
         [syn: road, route]
      v 1: send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
      2: send via a specific route
      3: divert in a specified direction; "divert the low voltage to
         the engine cylinders"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "route":
     address, air lane, avenue, beat, carry, circuit, conduct, consign,
     convey, course, direct, direction, dispatch, escort, flight path,
     forward, itinerary, lead, line, orbit, passage, path, pilot,
     primrose path, remit, road, round, run, sea lane, see, shepherd,
     ship, shortcut, show, steer, tour, track, trade route, traject,
     trajectory, trajet, transmit, walk, way
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  route
  
      /root/ The sequence of hosts, routers,
     bridges, gateways, and other devices that network traffic
     takes, or could take, from its source to its destination.  As
     a verb, to determine the link down which to send a packet,
     that will minimise its total journey time according to some
     routeing algorithm.
  
     You can find the route from your computer to another using the
     program traceroute on Unix or tracert on Microsoft
     Windows.
  
     (2001-05-26)
  

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