Definition of destination in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/


1The place to which someone or something is going or being sent: Delft is an ideal destination for a relaxing weekend
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  • Other increasingly popular destinations are Croatia, Bulgaria, Cuba and Turkey.
  • Other popular export destinations included Canada, Asia and the Middle East.
  • In recent years, prisons have become popular tourist destinations in parts of Asia.
journey's end, end of the line, landing place, point of disembarkation;
terminus, station, stop, stopping place, port of call;
goal, target, objective, end, purpose
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting a place that people will make a special trip to visit: a destination restaurant
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  • The best part of Los Angeles is that it is the destination place for the entire world.
  • This East End patch may not be a destination spot for the media trend pundits, but there is a vibe about the place.
  • This, he says, must be a destination hotel for the discerning business and leisure visitor.


Late Middle English: from Latin destinatio(n-), from destinare 'make firm, establish'. The original sense was 'the action of intending someone or something for a purpose', later 'being destined for a place', hence (from the early 19th century) the place itself.

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