What does the word rout mean?

Usage examples for rout

  1. At one time he drove before him, in most bloody rout, a numerous army of Germans. – Henry IV, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. Sorry to rout you out so late, but I need a cab. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  3. And yonder tents, deserted by the foe, Shall give us shelter when the rout is done. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan