Meaning of 'rout' (Webster Dictionary)
- A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance;
- A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a
traveling company or throng.
- A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the rabble;
the herd of common people.
- 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.
- 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.
- A fashionable assembly, or large evening party. - To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly.
- To search or root in the ground, as a swine.
- To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to
collect in company. - To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
- To break the ranks of, as troops, and put them to flight
in disorder; to put to rout.