Rout

8 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rout \Rout\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Routed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Routing}.] 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. --Clarendon.

Syn: To defeat; discomfit; overpower; overthrow.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rout \Rout\, noun [OF. route, LL. rupta, properly, a breaking, fr. L. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to break. See {Rupture}, {reave}, and cf. {Rote} repetition of forms, {Route}. In some senses this word has been confused with rout a bellowing, an uproar.] [Formerly spelled also {route}.]

1. A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a traveling company or throng. [Obs.] "A route of ratones [rats]." --Piers Plowman. "A great solemn route." --Chaucer.

And ever he rode the hinderest of the route. --Chaucer.

A rout of people there assembled were. --Spenser.

2. A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the rabble; the herd of common people.

the endless routs of wretched thralls. --Spenser.

The ringleader and head of all this rout. --Shak.

Nor do I name of men the common rout. --Milton.

3. 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. --Daniel.

To these giad conquest, murderous rout to those. --pope.

4. (Law) 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. --Wharton.

5. A fashionable assembly, or large evening party. "At routs and dances." --Landor.

{To put to rout}, to defeat and throw into confusion; to overthrow and put to flight.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rout \Rout\ (rout), verb (used without an object) [AS. hr[=u]tan.] To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly. [Obs. or Scot.] --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rout \Rout\, noun A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult. --Shak.

This new book the whole world makes such a rout about. --Sterne.

"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." --Trench.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rout \Rout\, verb (used with an object) [A variant of root.] To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.

{To rout out} (a) To turn up to view, as if by rooting; to discover; to find. (b) To turn out by force or compulsion; as, to rout people out of bed. [Colloq.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rout \Rout\, verb (used without an object) To search or root in the ground, as a swine. --Edwards.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rout \Rout\, verb (used without an object) To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to collect in company. [obs.] --Bacon.

In all that land no Christian[s] durste route. --Chaucer.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rout

noun

1: a disorderly crowd of people [syn: {mob}, {rabble}, {rout}]

2: an overwhelming defeat

verb

1: cause to flee; "rout out the fighters from their caves" [syn: {rout}, {rout out}, {expel}]

2: dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles" [syn: {rout}, {root}, {rootle}]

3: make a groove in [syn: {rout}, {gouge}]

4: defeat disastrously [syn: {spread-eagle}, {spreadeagle}, {rout}]


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