Definition of destination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdestɪˈneɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdestɪˈneɪʃn//
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a place to which somebody/something is going or being sent popular holiday destinations like the Bahamas to arrive at/reach your destination Our luggage was checked all the way through to our final destination. Wordfindercommute, departure, destination, excursion, expedition, itinerary, journey, pilgrimage, safari, travel Word Originlate 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 cent.) the place itself.Extra examples At around 1.00 p.m. we reached our final destination. My steps slowed down as I neared my destination. Sun Valley Lodge was the first destination ski resort in the US. The aim was to create a destination for ski enthusiasts. The airline operates flights to most international destinations. The casino is the largest entertainment destination in the state. The city has become a popular destination for backpackers. The deposed leader is reported to have fled the capital to an unknown destination. The goods are examined by customs at the port of destination. The island is an ideal holiday destination. The restaurants are located in capital cities and major tourist destinations. The town is a popular destination for art lovers. They had a destination wedding on a beach in Brazil. This small town is the country’s top mountain-biking destination. We got lost and ended up miles away from our intended destination. Your website is only one potential online destination where people can find out about your company. a popular destination for golf enthusiasts Routes to all destinations are subject to delays. She was still twenty miles from her destination. The airline offers flights to over 40 European destinations. The destination is shown on the front of the bus. The flight stops at Hong Kong before going on to its final destination. The maximum weight for parcels depends on the destination. The passengers arrived late at their destination. The yacht took two weeks to reach its destination.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: destination