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[ des-tuh-ney-shuhn ]


  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.


/ 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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  • multi·desti·nation adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of destination1

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”; destine ) + -iō -ion

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Example Sentences

Our destination was Camp Olowalu, a private campground in west Maui, roughly halfway between Kihei and Lahaina.

Whichever path one chooses to take, the destination is bound to be delicious.

Abdur-Rahim, Marbury and Traylor took the bus to one destination.

Alaska is an important destination for the industry, trailing only the Caribbean in passenger volume in the Americas.

From Quartz

This free shuttle bus is the best way to avoid the frustrating search for parking at popular destinations like Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond House, Sand Beach, and Thunder Hole.

He seemed to get a little turned around on the way but managed to reach what might have been presumed to be his destination.

Turkey has had more than a decade of economic boom, and is now the sixth-most-visited tourist destination in the world.

Pan American Airways thought enough of the destination to finance one of the hotel-casinos just off the Malecon.

When most of us think of the premier retirement destination for unrepentant Nazis, our minds immediately turn to South America.

Different groups went in different directions, and without any clear leaders or certain destination, demonstrators followed.

But the traveller took a wide tour; and did not bring the letter to its destination until two months after its date.

But scarcely had the new ambassador arrived at his destination when he heard of Bonaparte's projected expedition to Egypt.

Moreover, the action necessary in conveying the tempting graces to their destination has not unfrequently been found useful.

The morning was pretty far advanced, and she could not reach her place of destination before noon.

Arrived at their destination the animals are delivered up at a certain place fixed on by the proprietor.


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