destination

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noun des·ti·na·tion \ˌdes-tə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of destination

  1. 1 :  the purpose for which something is predetermined or destined

  2. 2 :  an act of appointing, setting aside for a purpose, or predetermining

  3. 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. 4 :  a place worthy of travel or an extended visit a popular tourist destination —often used attributively a destination restaurant a destination resort

Examples of destination in a Sentence

  1. After stopping for lunch, we continued on toward our destination.

  2. The package reached its destination two days later.

  3. He enjoys traveling to remote and exotic destinations.

  4. We traveled through three states before reaching our final destination.

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Origin and Etymology of destination

see destine


DESTINATION Defined for English Language Learners

destination

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Definition of destination for English Language Learners

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


DESTINATION Defined for Kids

destination

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noun des·ti·na·tion \ˌde-stə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of destination for Students

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



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