Found 2 items, similar to rout.
English → English
n 1: a disorderly crowd of people [syn: mob
2: an overwhelming defeat
v 1: cause to flee; “rout out the fighters from their caves”
[syn: rout out
2: dig with the snout; “the pig was rooting for truffles”
3: make a groove in [syn: gouge
4: defeat disastrously [syn: spread-eagle
English → English
(rout), v. i. [AS. hr[=u]tan.]
To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly. [Obs. or
A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance;
This new book the whole world makes such a rout about.
“My child, it is not well,”
“Among the graves to shout;
To laugh and play among the dead,
And make this noisy rout.”
, v. t. [A variant of root.]
To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
To rout out
(a) To turn up to view, as if by rooting; to discover; to
(b) To turn out by force or compulsion; as, to rout people
out of bed. [Colloq.]
, v. i.
To search or root in the ground, as a swine. --Edwards.
, n. [OF. route, LL. rupta, properly, a breaking, fr.
L. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to break. See Rupture
and cf. Rote
repetition of forms, Route
. In some senses
this word has been confused with rout a bellowing, an
uproar.] [Formerly spelled also route
1. A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a
traveling company or throng. [Obs.] ``A route of ratones
[rats].'' --Piers Plowman. “A great solemn route.”
And ever he rode the hinderest of the route.
A rout of people there assembled were. --Spenser.
2. A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the
rabble; the herd of common people.
the endless routs of wretched thralls. --Spenser.
The ringleader and head of all this rout. --Shak.
Nor do I name of men the common rout. --Milton.
3. 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.
thy army . . .
Dispersed in rout, betook them all to fly. --Daniel.
To these giad conquest, murderous rout to those.
4. (Law) 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. --Wharton.
5. A fashionable assembly, or large evening party. “At routs
To put to rout
, to defeat and throw into confusion; to
overthrow and put to flight.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Routed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
To break the ranks of, as troops, and put them to flight in
disorder; to put to rout.
That party . . . that charged the Scots, so totally
routed and defeated their whole army, that they fied.
Syn: To defeat; discomfit; overpower; overthrow.
, v. i.
To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to
collect in company. [obs.] --Bacon.
In all that land no Christian[s] durste route.