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raʊt, rutrout

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mob, rabble, routnoun

    a disorderly crowd of people

  2. routverb

    an overwhelming defeat

  3. rout, rout out, expelverb

    cause to flee

    "rout out the fighters from their caves"

  4. rout, root, rootleverb

    dig with the snout

    "the pig was rooting for truffles"

  5. rout, gougeverb

    make a groove in

  6. spread-eagle, spreadeagle, routverb

    defeat disastrously

Webster Dictionary

  1. Routverb

    to roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Routnoun

    a bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Routverb

    to scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Routverb

    to search or root in the ground, as a swine

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Routnoun

    a troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a traveling company or throng

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Routnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Routnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Routnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Routnoun

    a fashionable assembly, or large evening party

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Routverb

    to break the ranks of, as troops, and put them to flight in disorder; to put to rout

    Etymology: [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.]

  11. Routverb

    to assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to collect in company

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Rout

    A rout is a chaotic and disorderly retreat or withdrawal of troops from a battlefield, resulting in the victory of the opposing party, or following defeat, a collapse of discipline, or poor morale. A routed army often degenerates into a sense of "every man for himself" as the surviving combatants attempt to flee to safety. A disorganized rout often results in much higher casualties for the retreating force than an orderly withdrawal. On many occasions, more soldiers are killed in the rout than in the actual battle. Normally, though not always, routs either effectively end a battle, or provide the decisive victory the winner needs to gain the momentum with which to end a battle in their favor. The opposite of a rout is a rally, in which a military unit that has been giving way and is on the verge of being routed suddenly gathers itself and turns back to the offensive.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rout

    rowt, n. a tumultuous crowd, a rabble: a large party: a fashionable evening assembly.—n. Rout′-cake, a rich sweet cake for evening parties.—adjs. Rout′ish, clamorous: disorderly; Rout′ous. [O. Fr. route, a band—Low L. rupta, thing broken—L. rumpĕre, ruptum, to break.]

  2. Rout

    rowt, n. the defeat of an army or body of troops: the disorder of troops defeated: a pack of wolves.—v.i. to assemble together.—v.t. to put to disorderly flight: to defeat and throw into confusion: to conquer: to drag out, or into the light.—Put to rout, to put to flight. [O. Fr. route—L. ruptus, rupta, pa.p. of rumpĕre, to break.]

  3. Rout

    rowt, v.i. to roar like a cow: to snore: to howl like the wind. [A.S. hrútan, to roar.]

  4. Rout

    rowt, v.t. to root up, as a pig: to scoop out.—v.i. to poke about—also Wrout.—n. Rout′er, a sash-plane, as Rout′er-gauge, for inlaid work.—v.t. Rout′er, to cut out, leaving some parts in relief.—ns. Rout′er-plane, a plane for the bottoms of rectangular cavities; Rout′er-saw; Rout′ing-machine′, a shaping-machine for wood, metal, or stone. [Root.]

  5. Rout

    rowt, n. the brent goose. [Ice. hrota.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rout

    The confusion and disorder created in any body of men when defeated and dispersed.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rout

    The confusion created in an army or body of troops when defeated or dispersed. To put to the rout, is to defeat and throw into confusion. The term expresses more than a defeat, because it implies a dispersion of the enemy’s forces; for a defeated enemy may retreat in good order; but when routed, order and discipline are at an end.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Rout

    A fashionable assembly, so called from the German rotte and Celtic “rhauter,” a crowd. The name is now never heard, but what are called “Rout Seats,” generally requisitioned for such gatherings, are still let out on hire.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rout in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

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    The numerical value of rout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rout in a Sentence

  1. Wang Yu:

    The pattern in a bull market is that immediately after a plunge, money will pile in, pushing the market higher, to many investors, the rout last week means a huge reduction in market risks, creating buying opportunities.

  2. China Vanke:

    Small shareholders, media and the public have expressed major concerns over whether Jushenhua (Baoneng's unit) will be able to sustain its high-leveraged funding source, whether it will trigger a plunge in Vanke's A share, and whether it will create a systematic risk in the secondary stock market like we saw in the 2015 market rout.

  3. Carl Larry:

    The combination of the Chinese stock market rout and creeping crude glut is weighing on oil, that said, Brent's still seeing support above $50 and U.S. crude is staying above $45. There's a lot of hedging going on at those levels.

  4. Masafumi Yamamoto:

    The fact that both the BOJ and the ECB suddenly showed additional easing stance after the markets' rout suggests policymakers in Japan and Europe share concerns and take actions, while that wouldn't be a complete solution to fall in oil prices and concerns about slowdown in China, it will ease excessive reactions in markets.

  5. Junichi Ishikawa:

    We have seen the yen, and particularly euro, gain on flight from risk which results in unwinding of carry trades. The euro has developed a reverse correlation with equities, particularly after the rout in China. Given its ample liquidity, it will likely continue to gain in times of 'risk off,'.

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