root vs rout vs route : Common Errors in English

About root vs rout vs route

You can root for your team (cheer them on) and hope that they utterlysmash their opponents (create a rout), then come back in triumph onRoute 27 (a road).

root Meaning(s)

  • (n) (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • (n) the place where something begins, where it springs into being
  • (n) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  • (n) a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
  • (n) the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
  • (n) someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • (n) a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
  • (n) the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
  • (v) take root and begin to grow
  • (v) come into existence, originate
  • (v) plant by the roots
  • (v) dig with the snout
  • (v) become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
  • (v) cause to take roots

rout Meaning(s)

  • (v) defeat disastrously
  • (v) cause to flee
  • (n) a disorderly crowd of people
  • (n) an overwhelming defeat
  • (v) dig with the snout
  • (v) make a groove in

route Meaning(s)

  • (n) an established line of travel or access
  • (n) an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
  • (v) send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
  • (v) send via a specific route
  • (v) divert in a specified direction

root in News

  1. Drive up for root beer floats at Parkview Care

    Parkview Care Center is hosting a drive-up root beer float stand from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the center, 1406 Oak Harbor Road. Free root beer floats will be served to the public in the circular drive. One float per customer.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Fremont News-Messenger

  2. ROOT Sports drops two Montana football games

    Montana fans who enjoyed high-definition ROOT Sports broadcasts of Grizzly football games last season, will see two fewer games this season after the network announced its 2013 schedule last week.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Montana Kaimin

  3. Root Inc. Launches Free Strategy Engagement Assessment for Companies

    Root Inc., the strategy execution company, today announced the launch of a free, online tool for organizations called the Root Strategy Engagement Assessment. Leveraging expertise from working with organizations ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

rout in News

  1. Spurs rout Heat 113-77 in Game 3 of NBA Finals

    Spurs rout Heat 113-77 in Game 3 of NBA Finals
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WTVY Dothan

  2. Asia Stocks Drop, Extend Global Rout, on Stimulus Concern

    Asian stocks fell, extending a global rout, after the Bank of Japan kept monetary policy unchanged, raising concern central banks from Tokyo to Washington are increasingly reluctant to add more stimulus.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

  3. Reds rout Cubs, 12-2, behind four home runs

    The Reds homered four times, and Tony Cingrani pitched seven strong innings in a 12-2 rout of the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

route in News

  1. Route 10 west closed in Denville

    Route 10 West in is currently closed in Denville following an eight-vehicle accident on Route 10... - 5:09 pm
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Daily Record

  2. Route 40 closed after bus crash

    Route 40 in Howard County was closed in both directions in response to a bus crash that happened just before 3 p.m.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: ABC 2 Baltimore

  3. Route 30 open after vehicles overturn

    Route 30 eastbound in Lancaster County is now open after two vehicles overturned.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley

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