Route

Route may refer to:

  • Route or thoroughfare for transportation
  • Route number or road number
  • Trade route, a commonly used path for the passage of goods
  • Scenic route, a thoroughfare designated as scenic based on the scenery through which it passes
  • Route, County Antrim, an area in Northern Ireland
  • route (command), in computing, a program used to configure the routing table
  • Route (American football), a path run by a wide receiver
  • Route, to cut a channel or groove in wood, as with a router

Famous quotes containing the word route:

    The route through childhood is shaped by many forces, and it differs for each of us. Our biological inheritance, the temperament with which we are born, the care we receive, our family relationships, the place where we grow up, the schools we attend, the culture in which we participate, and the historical period in which we live—all these affect the paths we take through childhood and condition the remainder of our lives.
    Robert H. Wozniak (20th century)

    By a route obscure and lonely,
    Haunted by ill angels only,
    Where an eidolon, named Night,
    On a black throne reigns upright,
    I have reached these lands but newly
    From an ultimate dim Thule—
    From a wild weird clime that lieth, sublime,
    Out of space—out of time.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)

    A route differs from a road not only because it is solely intended for vehicles, but also because it is merely a line that connects one point with another. A route has no meaning in itself; its meaning derives entirely from the two points that it connects. A road is a tribute to space. Every stretch of road has meaning in itself and invites us to stop. A route is the triumphant devaluation of space, which thanks to it has been reduced to a mere obstacle to human movement and a waste of time.
    Milan Kundera (b. 1929)