destination

noun
des·​ti·​na·​tion | \ ˌdes-tə-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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There was no gathering, wedding, destination, or setting that didn’t revolve around binge drinking and powder up my nose. Carly Benson, SELF, "7 Important Tips for Traveling While Sober and Having an Even Better Time," 14 Feb. 2019 The destination, Mexico City, was an obvious choice for Ellen—and not only because her mother is Mexican. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ellen Bennett & Casey Caplowe's Wedding Was Outside-The-Box in Every Way," 14 Feb. 2019 Less than an hour’s drive up Route 34 are Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destination, and a small airport in the town of Quepos that offers flights to the capital city of San Jose. Kevin Brass, New York Times, "House Hunting in ... Costa Rica," 4 July 2018 Her late husband, Sam Beall, who died three years ago in a skiing accident, transformed his parents’ little inn at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains into a sublime destination. Vanessa Gregory, ELLE Decor, "A Recently Renovated Mid-Century Home in Knoxville, Tennessee," 7 Feb. 2019 Being a part of that moment means more than the glitz of the show itself—weeks of fittings and practice proceed the big night and the ensuing spectacle outside VS headquarters has turned into a popular street style destination. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "For Gigi and Bella Hadid, Third Time’s a Charm at Victoria’s Secret," 8 Nov. 2018 Since then, the pair have travelled to endless dream destinations together to celebrate their relationship, including a trip to India where Nick and his parents met with the Chopra family for the first time. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra's Reaction to Meghan Markle's Pregnancy is the Reaction of a True Best Friend," 19 Oct. 2018 The area has turned from the grim, dark, and lifeless maze of streets into a pulsing destination for the EasyJet and stag-party crowds. András Szántó, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Budapest Is Europe's Unlikely Capital of Hedonism," 29 Aug. 2018 The goal is to turn the island into a year-round destination, said Michael Samuelian, president and CEO of The Trust for Governors Island, the organization that oversees its redevelopment. Deepti Hajela, chicagotribune.com, "Luxury tents, gourmet meals redefine camping on NYC island," 9 July 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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