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 attributivelya 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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Recent Examples on the Web Madison Square Garden has long been a marquee destination for sporting events and concerts. Charles Passy, WSJ, "‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Gets a Bigger Stage—for a Day," 22 Feb. 2020 Qom is a popular religious destination and a center of learning and religious studies for Shiite Muslims from inside Iran, as well as Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. Time, "Iran Votes in Parliament Elections That Could Favor Conservatives," 21 Feb. 2020 Qom is a popular religious destination and a center of learning and religious studies for Shiite Muslims from inside Iran, as well as Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. Washington Post, "Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus," 21 Feb. 2020 The Cheese Haus is a top tourist destination for generations of travelers to Frankenmuth and everyone loves our mouse. Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free Press, "Frankenmuth Cheese Haus mouse finally has a name, 50th birthday party planned," 17 Feb. 2020 That is the college destination for Silas, who committed a year ago, about two months before Eric began to notice the twitching in his calves. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "State’s best wrestler a father-son journey of second chances, faith and tragedy," 14 Feb. 2020 The Suisan Fish Market in Hilo is another must-try destination for poke on the Big Island. Adam Skolnick, Longreads, "The Poke Paradox," 12 Feb. 2020 White Sands, our newest national park, is an already massively popular destination. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "Sand Sledding, Desert Flowers, and Perseid Showers: All the Beautifully Surreal Things to Do in White Sands National Park," 11 Feb. 2020 In Los Angeles, Cuties has become a popular destination for daytime socializing among the city’s LGBTQ community. NBC News, "Queer and sober: New options arise for those seeking booze-free fun," 3 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of destination was in the 14th century

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25 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Destination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/destination. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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destination

noun
How to pronounce destination (audio)

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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