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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rout /ˈraʊt/
 徹底潰敗,大敗,湊熱鬧的人,烏合之眾,混亂,盛大晚會(vt.)使潰敗,使敗逃

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rout v. i.  To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly. [Obs. or Scot.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rout, n. A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult.
    This new book the whole world makes such a rout about.   --Sterne.
 “My child, it is not well,” I said,
 “Among the graves to shout;
 To laugh and play among the dead,
 And make this noisy rout.”   --Trench.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rout, v. t.  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 find. (b) To turn out by force or compulsion; as, to rout people out of bed. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rout, v. i. To search or root in the ground, as a swine.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rout, n.  [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.” --Chaucer.
    And ever he rode the hinderest of the route.   --Chaucer.
    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.   --pope.
 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.
 5. A fashionable assembly, or large evening party. “At routs and dances.”
 To put to rout, to defeat and throw into confusion; to overthrow and put to flight.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rout, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Routed; p. pr. & vb. n. Routing.] 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.   --Clarendon.
 Syn: -- To defeat; discomfit; overpower; overthrow.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rout, v. i. To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to collect in company. [obs.]
    In all that land no Christian[s] durste route.   --Chaucer.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 rout
      n 1: a disorderly crowd of people [syn: mob, rabble]
      2: an overwhelming defeat
      v 1: cause to flee; "rout out the fighters from their caves"
           [syn: rout out, expel]
      2: dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles" [syn:
          root, rootle]
      3: make a groove in [syn: gouge]
      4: defeat disastrously [syn: spread-eagle, spreadeagle]