en route


adverb, adjective

  1. on the way: The plane crashed en route from Cairo to Athens.

adverb

  1. on or along the way; on the road

1779, French, literally “on the way.”

On or along the way, as in We’ll pick up Dan en route to the restaurant, or We can finish our discussion en route. This French term was adopted into English in the late 1700s.

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