|Origin:||Vulgar Latin rupta (via) 'broken way', from Latin ruptus 'broken'|
route1 W2 [countable]
a way from one place to another
What's the best route to Cambridge?
take/follow a route (=use a route)
We weren't sure about which route we should take.
the most direct route home
a way between two places that buses, planes, ships etc regularly travel
bus/air/shipping etc route
Is your office on a bus route?
cycle route (=a way between two places that only people on bicycles can use)
a way of doing something or achieving a particular result
the surest route to disaster
Kennedy arrived at the same conclusion by a different route.
used to show the number of a main road in the US