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en route

  
  (French)  
      adv   on or along the way; on the road  
     (C18: from French)  
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route  
      n  
1    the choice of roads taken to get to a place  
2    a regular journey travelled  
3    cap     (U.S.)   a main road between cities  
Route 66     
4      (Mountaineering)   the direction or course taken by a climb  
5      (Med)   the means (mouth or injection) by which a drug or agent is administered or enters the body  
oral route     
      vb   , routes, routing, routeing, routed   tr  
6    to plan the route of; send by a particular route  
     (C13: from Old French rute, from Vulgar Latin rupta via (unattested), literally: a broken (established) way, from Latin ruptus broken, from rumpere to break, burst)  
When forming the present participle or verbal noun from the verb to route it is preferable to retain the e in order to distinguish the word from routing, the present participle or verbal noun from rout1, to defeat or rout2, to dig, rummage: the routeing of buses from the city centre to the suburbs. The spelling routing in this sense is, however, sometimes encountered, esp. in American English  


en route     (French)  
      adv   on or along the way; on the road  
     (C18: from French)  
red route  
      n   an urban through route where the penalties for illegal parking are severe and are immediately enforced  

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en route

  
  
in transit, on or along the way, on the road  

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route  
1   
      n   avenue, beat, circuit, course, direction, itinerary, journey, passage, path, road, round, run, way  
2   
      vb   convey, direct, dispatch, forward, send, steer  


en route     
in transit, on or along the way, on the road  

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red route, router, rout, roué

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