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English noun: route

1. route (location) an established line of travel or access


Synonymsitinerary, path


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)air lane, airway, approach pattern, beat, beeline, bus route, celestial orbit, circuit, crosscut, data track, direction, electron orbit, fairway, feeder line, flight path, flight path, flyway, line of fire, line of flight, line of march, main line, migration route, orbit, orbit, paper round, paper route, pattern, round, skyway, supply line, supply route, track, trade route, traffic pattern, way


Instance hyponymNorthwest Passage

2. route (artifact) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation


Synonymsroad


Broader (hypernym)way


Narrower (hyponym)access road, bypath, byroad, byway, cart track, cartroad, causeway, clearway, corduroy, crosscut, cutoff, detour, drive, drive, driveway, highway, line, main road, parkway, post road, private road, rail line, railway line, roadway, roundabout way, shortcut, side road, skid road, slip road, speedway, thoroughfare, track, turnoff


Part holonymbend, berm, carrefour, circle, crest, crossing, crossroad, crossway, crown, curve, intersection, roadbed, rotary, roundabout, shoulder, traffic circle, turnaround, turnout, widening


Substance holonympavement, paving


English verb: route

1. route (motion) send documents or materials to appropriate destinations


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)despatch, dispatch, send off

2. route (motion) send via a specific route


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)direct, send

3. route (motion) divert in a specified direction


SamplesDivert the low voltage to the engine cylinders.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)divert









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