The Only Use of
Uses with a very common or rare meaning:
- Apparently they thought it was our main body; anyway, the result was a rout, at a cost of two or three wounded to us.†
(meaning too common or rare to warrant focus) Rout has other common meanings such as to make a groove, dig, search, or find. In classic literature, it can have varied meanings including reference to a disorderly group of people or a large party. The British may use the word to describe the noise cows make. The word form routings may refer to the routes taken to get somewhere.