The Only Use of
Uses with a very common or rare meaning:
- But to expend millions for the sake of getting a few vile acts repealed, and routing the present ministry only, is unworthy the charge, and is using posterity with the utmost cruelty; because it is leaving them the great work to do, and a debt upon their backs, from which they derive no advantage.†
(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.