[ des-tuh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɛs təˈneɪ ʃən /


the place to which a person or thing travels or is sent: Her destination was Rome.
the purpose for which something is destined.


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

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin dēstinātiōn- (stem of dēstinātiō) an establishing, purpose, equivalent to dēstināt(us) (past participle of dēstināre;see destine) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM destination

mul·ti·des·ti·na·tion, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for destination

/ (ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃən) /


the predetermined end of a journey or voyage
the ultimate end or purpose for which something is created or a person is destined
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