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Rout vs. Route — What's the Difference?

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Rout

A rout is a panicked, disorderly and undisciplined retreat of troops from a battlefield, following a collapse in a given unit's command authority, unit cohesion and combat morale (esprit de corps).
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Route

A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another
The route from Maine to Boston takes you through New Hampshire.
Ocean routes that avoided the breeding grounds of whales.
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Rout

A disorderly retreat or flight following defeat.
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Route

A highway
Traveled on Route 12 through Michigan.
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Rout

An overwhelming defeat.
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Route

A fixed course or territory assigned to a salesperson or delivery person.
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Rout

A disorderly crowd of people; a mob.
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Route

A means of reaching a goal
The route to success required hard work.
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Rout

People of the lowest class; rabble.
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Route

(Football) A pass pattern.
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Rout

A public disturbance; a riot.
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Route

To send or forward by a specific route.
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Rout

A fashionable gathering.
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Route

A course or way which is traveled or passed.
The route was used so much that it formed a rut.
You need to find a route that you can take between these two obstacles.
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Rout

(Archaic) A group of people, especially knights, or of animals, especially wolves.
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Route

A regular itinerary of stops, or the path followed between these stops, such as for delivery or passenger transportation.
We live near the bus route.
Here is a map of our delivery routes.
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Rout

To put to disorderly flight or retreat
"the flock of starlings which Jasper had routed with his gun" (Virginia Woolf).
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Route

A road or path; often specifically a highway.
Follow Route 49 out of town.
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Rout

To defeat overwhelmingly.
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Route

(figuratively) One of multiple methods or approaches to doing something.
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Rout

To dig with the snout; root.
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Route

(historical) One of the major provinces of imperial China from the Later Jin to the Song, corresponding to the Tang and early Yuan circuits.
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Rout

To poke around; rummage.
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Route

(computing) A specific entry in a router that tells the router how to transmit the data it receives.
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Rout

To expose to view as if by digging; uncover.
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Route

(horse racing) A race longer than one mile.
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Rout

To hollow, scoop, or gouge out.
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Route

(transitive) To direct or divert along a particular course.
All incoming mail was routed through a single office.
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Rout

To drive or force out as if by digging; eject
Rout out an informant.
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Route

(Internet) to connect two local area networks, thereby forming an internet.
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Rout

(Archaic) To dig up with the snout.
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Route

To send (information) through a router.
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Rout

To bellow. Used of cattle.
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Route

The course or way which is traveled or passed, or is to be passed; a passing; a course; a road or path; a march.
Wide through the furzy field their route they take.
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Rout

A group of people; a crowd, a throng, a troop; in particular (archaic), a group of people accompanying or travelling with someone.
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Route

An established line of travel or access
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Rout

A group of animals, especially one which is lively or unruly, or made up of wild animals such as wolves; a flock, a herd, a pack.
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Route

An open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
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Rout

(countable) A group of disorganized things.
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Route

Send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
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Rout

(countable) A group of (often violent) criminals or gangsters; such people as a class; (more generally) a disorderly and tumultuous crowd, a mob; hence , the common people as a group, the rabble.
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Route

Send via a specific route
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Rout

A fashionable assembly; a large evening party, a soirée.
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Route

Divert in a specified direction;
Divert the low voltage to the engine cylinders
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Rout

A noisy disturbance; also, a disorderly argument or fight, a brawl; (uncountable) disturbance of the peace, commotion, tumult.
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Rout

An illegal assembly of people; specifically, three or more people who have come together intending to do something illegal, and who have taken steps towards this, regarded as more serious than an unlawful assembly but not as serious as a riot; the act of assembling in this manner.
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Rout

The act of completely defeating an army or other enemy force, causing it to retreat in a disorganized manner; (by extension) in politics, sport, etc.: a convincing defeat; a thrashing, a trouncing.
The rout of the enemy was complete.
The visiting football team was put to rout.
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Rout

The retreat of an enemy force, etc., in this manner; also , the army, enemy force, etc., so retreating.
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Rout

A loud, resounding noise, especially one made by the sea, thunder, wind, etc.; a roar.
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Rout

A lowing or mooing sound by an animal, especially cattle; a bellow, a moo.
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Rout

A loud shout; a bellow, a roar; also, an instance of loud and continued exclamation or shouting; a clamour, an outcry.
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Rout

A violent movement; a heavy or stunning blow or stroke.
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Rout

The brant or brent goose (Branta bernicla).
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Rout

To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to collect in company.
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Rout

(transitive) To completely defeat and force into disorderly retreat (an enemy force, opponent in sport, etc.).
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Rout

To retreat from a confrontation in disorder.
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Rout

To snore, especially loudly.
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Rout

To make a noise; to bellow, to roar, to snort.
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Rout

Especially of the sea, thunder, wind, etc.: to make a loud roaring noise; to howl, to roar, to rumble.
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Rout

(transitive) Of a person: to say or shout (something) loudly.
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Rout

(intransitive) Of a person: to speak loudly; to bellow, roar, to shout.
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Rout

(intransitive) Of an animal, especially cattle: to low or moo loudly; to bellow.
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Rout

(transitive) To dig or plough (earth or the ground); to till.
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Rout

(transitive) Usually followed by out or up: of a person: to search for and find (something); also (transitive) to completely empty or clear out (something).
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Rout

Usually followed by from: to compel (someone) to leave a place; specifically (usually followed by out or up), to cause (someone) to get out of bed.
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Rout

(ambitransitive) Of an animal, especially a pig: to search (for something) in the ground with the snout; to root.
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Rout

(ambitransitive) To use a gouge, router, or other tool to scoop out material (from a metallic, wooden, etc., surface), forming a groove or recess.
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Rout

(intransitive) Of a person: to search through belongings, a place, etc.; to rummage.
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Rout

(transitive) Usually followed by out or up: to dig or pull up (a plant) by the roots; to extirpate, to uproot.
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Rout

Usually followed by out: to find and eradicate (something harmful or undesirable); to root out.
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Rout

To beat or strike (someone or something); to assail (someone or something) with blows.
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Rout

To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly.
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Rout

To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
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Rout

To search or root in the ground, as a swine.
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Rout

To break the ranks of, as troops, and put them to flight in disorder; to put to rout.
That party . . . that charged the Scots, so totally routed and defeated their whole army, that they fied.
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Rout

To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to collect in company.
In all that land no Christian[s] durste route.
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Rout

A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult.
This new book the whole world makes such a rout about.
"My child, it is not well," I said,"Among the graves to shout;To laugh and play among the dead,And make this noisy rout."
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Rout

A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a traveling company or throng.
And ever he rode the hinderest of the route.
A rout of people there assembled were.
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Rout

A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the rabble; the herd of common people.
The endless routs of wretched thralls.
The ringleader and head of all this rout.
Nor do I name of men the common rout.
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Rout

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.
Thy army . . . Dispersed in rout, betook them all to fly.
To these giad conquest, murderous rout to those.
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Rout

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.
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Rout

A fashionable assembly, or large evening party.
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Rout

A disorderly crowd of people
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Rout

An overwhelming defeat
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Rout

Cause to flee;
Rout out the fighters from their caves
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Rout

Dig with the snout;
The pig was rooting for truffles
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Rout

Make a groove in
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Rout

Defeat disastrously
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