1 way, itinerary, course, direction, path, road, avenue:
If you have the time, take the scenic route. John's route to the chairmanship is strewn with his colleagues' corpses.
2 direct, convey, carry:
Goods destined for Cleveland will be routed through Northampton.
The shortest route home is round the ring road.
| convenient, easy | long | direct | circuitous, circular, devious, indirect, roundabout, tortuous | dangerous, safe | attractive, beautiful, scenic
We had plenty of time so we took the scenic route.
| accessible | alternative
Travellers are advised to find an alternative route during road repairs.
| main, trunk | air, overland, sea | bus, cycle, etc. | shipping, supply, trade | coastal | east-west, southerly, southern, etc. | trans-Pennine, trans-Sahara, etc. | tourist | well-travelled, well-worn | access | escape
VERB + ROUTE
follow, take | choose, map out, plan, work out
You'll have to plan your route carefully.
We retraced our route in an attempt to get back on the right path.
ROUTE + VERB
cross sth, follow sth, go, pass through sth, run, take sb
The alternative route takes you along the river.
| climb, turn | lead | lie
Our route lay straight ahead and downhill.
ROUTE + NOUN
along the ~
There are plenty of bed and breakfasts along the route.
| on the ~
We live on the school bus route.
| ~ between
the most direct route between London and Brighton
| ~ from
the air route from Berlin to Beijing
| ~ through
a scenic route through the south of France
| ~ to
the shortest route to Bruges the best route to success
(= on the way)We'll stop for lunch en route.
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