destination

noun
des·​ti·​na·​tion | \ ˌde-stə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce destination (audio) \

Definition of destination

1 : the purpose for which something is predetermined or destined
2 : an act of appointing, setting aside for a purpose, or predetermining
3 : a place to which one is journeying or to which something is sent when the package has reached its destination kept their destination secret
4 : a place worthy of travel or an extended visit a popular tourist destination often used attributively a destination restauranta destination resort

Examples of destination in a Sentence

After stopping for lunch, we continued on toward our destination. The package reached its destination two days later. He enjoys traveling to remote and exotic destinations. We traveled through three states before reaching our final destination.
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That includes both popular destinations as the Ferry Building and the Giants’ ballpark, but also the dormant ship repair dry dock at Pier 70 and a large recycling plant at Pier 96. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: ‘Blind’ justice in SF — via machine learning?," 13 June 2019 After entering the transfer portal last month, Tevin Mack has reached his final destination. Rainer Sabin | Rsabin@al.com, al.com, "Former Alabama swingman Tevin Mack lands at ACC school," 10 June 2019 Juno traveled for years, not reaching its destination until July 2016. Amy Woodyatt And Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "This month, you can see Jupiter and its largest moons with just your binoculars," 6 June 2019 And in many cities, they can be dropped off just about anywhere after a rider reaches their destination. Washington Post, "Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities," 6 June 2019 Juno traveled for years, not reaching its destination until July 2016. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Jupiter ‘looks fantastic’ in June skywatching line-up," 6 June 2019 The same applies for the drop-off point; the driver will show you where to walk to reach your destination. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "Uber and Lyft have new features that you might not know about," 4 June 2019 Before reaching his destination, he was suddenly pardoned by the new emperor. Yunte Huang, WSJ, "‘The Banished Immortal’ Review: ‘Heaven Begot a Talent Like Me’," 11 Jan. 2019 There were three lines of police preventing them from reaching their destination. Ari Honarvar, Teen Vogue, "Migrants and Advocates Explain the Migrant Caravan Hunger Strike Protesting U.S. Asylum Policy," 4 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of destination

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for destination

see destine

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destination

noun

English Language Learners Definition of destination

: a place to which a person is going or something is being sent

destination

noun
des·​ti·​na·​tion | \ ˌde-stə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce destination (audio) \

Kids Definition of destination

: a place to which a person is going or something is sent

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