A mixture of fat (usually butter) and flour used to thicken sauces and stews.
From (etyl) routen, ruten, from (etyl) .
To make a noise; roar; bellow; snort.
To snore; snore loudly.
To howl as the wind; make a roaring noise.
A noise; a loud noise; a bellowing; a shouting; clamor; an uproar; disturbance; tumult.
- This new book the whole world makes such a rout about.
- "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 ."
From (etyl) . More at rush.
To beat; strike; assail with blows.
A violent movement; a great or violent stir; a heavy blow; a stunning blow; a stroke.
1598, "disorderly retreat," from (etyl) route'' "disorderly flight of troops," literally "a breaking off, rupture," from ''rupta'' "a dispersed group," literally "a broken group," from (etyl) ''rupta'', feminine past participle of ''rumpere "to break" (see rupture). The verb is from 1600.
A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a traveling company or throng.
A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the rabble; the herd of common people.
- A rout of people there assembled were.
- the endless routs of wretched thralls
- the ringleader and head of all this rout
* 1663 ,
- Nor do I name of men the common rout .
* 1928 , H. P. Lovecraft, "", Weird Tales , Vol. 11, No. 2, pages 159–178, 287:
- When Gospel-Trumpeter, surrounded / With long-ear'd rout , to battle sounded, / And pulpit, drum ecclesiastick, / Was beat with fist, instead of a stick;
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.
- although there must have been nearly a hundred mongrel celebrants in the throng, the police relied on their firearms and plunged determinedly into the nauseous rout .
- The rout of the enemy was complete.
* Alexander Pope
- Thy army / Dispersed in rout , betook them all to fly.
(legal) 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.
- To these glad conquest, murderous rout to those.
A fashionable assembly, or large evening party.
- at routs and dances
* routous, routously
To defeat completely, forcing into disorderly retreat.
* 2009 January 30, Adam Entous, "
- That party that charged the Scots, so totally routed and defeated their whole army, that they fled.
Mitchell warns of setbacks ahead in Mideast talks" (news article), Reuters:
(obsolete) To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to collect in company.
- Israel tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip after Hamas routed secular Fatah forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and seized control of the enclave in June 2007.
- In all that land no Christian durste route .
- (Francis Bacon)
Alteration of root.
To search or root in the ground, as a swine.
To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
To use a router in woodworking.
* (Wood router)