[ des-tuh-ney-shuhn ]
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  1. the place to which a person or thing travels or is sent: Her destination was Rome.

  2. the purpose for which something is destined.

  1. noting an attraction or event that people are willing to travel a long distance to get to, either because it is very good or distinctive or because it is located in a popular and interesting place: destination restaurants and resorts;a destination wedding in the Caribbean.

Origin of destination

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin dēstinātiōn-, stem of dēstinātiō “establishment, purpose,” from dēstināt(us) “established” (past participle of dēstināre “to determine, establish”; see destine) + -iō -ion

Other words from destination

  • mul·ti·des·ti·na·tion, adjective

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How to use destination in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for destination


/ (ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃən) /

  1. the predetermined end of a journey or voyage

  2. the ultimate end or purpose for which something is created or a person is destined

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