rout

  • 1 Rout — Rout, n. [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.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 rout — rout1 [rout] n. [ME route < OFr, troop, band, lit., part broken off < L rupta: see ROUTE] 1. a disorderly crowd; noisy mob; rabble 2. a disorderly flight or retreat, as of defeated troops [to be put to rout] 3. an overwhelming defeat 4.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 rout — rout·ous; rout·ous·ly; de·rout; rout; rout·er; …

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  • 4 Rout — Rout, n. A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult. Shak. [1913 Webster] This new book the whole world makes such a rout about. Sterne. [1913 Webster] My child, it is not well, I said, Among the graves to shout; To laugh …

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  • 5 Rout — Rout, v. t. [A variant of root.] To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow. [1913 Webster] {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… …

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  • 6 Rout — (rout), v. i. [AS. hr[=u]tan.] To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly. [Obs. or Scot.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Rout — Rout, v. t. [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. [1913 Webster] That party . . . that charged the Scots, so totally routed and defeated their… …

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  • 8 rout — (rout , et, plus souvent, raout ) s. m. Assemblée nombreuse de personnes du grand monde. •   Je pris à l Arsenal un jour pour recevoir du monde ; mais heureusement les routs n étaient pas encore introduits en France, GENLIS Mém. t. V, p. 188,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 9 rout — Ⅰ. rout [1] ► NOUN 1) a disorderly retreat of defeated troops. 2) a decisive defeat. 3) archaic a disorderly or tumultuous crowd of people. ► VERB ▪ defeat utterly and force to retreat. ORIGIN obsolete French …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 rout|er — rout|er1 «ROW tuhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. any one of various tools or machines for hollowing out or furrowing. 2. a person who routs. –v.t. to hollow out with a router. ╂[< rout2 + er1] rout|er2 «ROO uhr, ROW », noun. 1. a person who arranges a …

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  • 11 Rout — Rout, v. i. To search or root in the ground, as a swine. Edwards. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 Rout — Rout, v. i. To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to collect in company. [obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] In all that land no Christian[s] durste route. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 Rout — [raut], der; s, s [engl. rout, eigtl. = Horde, Bande < mfrz. route < afrz. rote < vlat. rupta (↑Route), eigtl. = zersprengte, zerbrochene Gruppe, Gesellschaft] (veraltet): Abendgesellschaft, empfang: ... weil er um halb neun mit seiner… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Rout — [raut] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. rout, dies über altfr. rote aus mlat. rupta, rut(t)a »Abteilung; (Räuber)schar« zu lat. ruptus, Part. Perf. von rumpere »ab , zersprengen«, eigtl. »abgesprengte Schar«> (veraltet) Abendgesellschaft,… …

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  • 15 rout — n *crowd, throng, press, crush, mob, horde rout vb *conquer, vanquish, defeat, subdue, subjugate, reduce, overcome, surmount, overthrow, beat, lick …

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  • 16 rout — [n] overwhelming defeat beating, clobbering*, comedown, confusion, debacle, disaster, drubbing*, embarrassment, flight, hiding, overthrow, retreat, romp, ruin, shambles, shutout, thrashing, trashing*, upset, vanquishment, walkover*, washout*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 17 Rout — (engl., spr. Raut), eigentlich so v.w. Rotte, Bande, Auflauf, in neuerer Zeit aber u. bes. seit Anfang des 18. Jahrh. in England eine zahlreiche, glänzende u. geräuschvolle Abendgesellschaft aus den höhern Kreisen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 18 Rout — (engl., spr. raut, »Zusammenrottung, Auflauf«), seit Anfang des 18. Jahrh. Bezeichnung großer Zusammenkünfte der vornehmen Welt, die vorher Drums hießen; jetzt wenig mehr im Gebrauch …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 19 Rout — (engl., spr. raut), eigentlich Rotte; größere Abendgesellschaft …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 20 Rout — (raut), engl., ursprünglich Rotte, große Abendgesellschaft der vornehmen Welt …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon