Meaning of destination in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃn/

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  • 1The place to which someone or something is going or being sent.

    ‘Delft is an ideal destination for a relaxing weekend’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cape Town has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.’
    • ‘Anyway, an earlier poster asked about which countries are the most popular tourist destinations.’
    • ‘The popular holiday destinations just north of Durban are where most people stay.’
    • ‘My ideal destinations would be the Isle of Lewis for peace and quiet, and the Algarve for the sunshine.’
    • ‘This is one of the most popular tourist destinations for domestic US holidaymakers.’
    • ‘The rivers have become popular tourist destinations, venues for nights out and day trips.’
    • ‘Israel and Russia are getting less popular as potential destinations for offshored work.’
    • ‘Compare prices to the most popular diving destinations, from a range of travel companies.’
    • ‘After a few beers and a bit more bragging, the golfers left for destinations unknown.’
    • ‘The company will be providing extra seats on trips to popular destinations during key travel periods.’
    • ‘Those who have a target time to reach their destinations would do well to start off in advance.’
    • ‘She says the book reveals a journey which would take her to many different destinations.’
    • ‘They also said that all passengers would be flown on time and safely to their destinations.’
    • ‘Taxi users are shelling out almost double to get to their destinations during rush hour in Colchester.’
    • ‘China should be one of its new destinations as this market will be one of the biggest in the next 10 years.’
    • ‘An air-conditioned luxury bus was all ready to set off to an unknown destination.’
    • ‘Japan Airlines, Asia's largest airline, serves over 170 destinations in 30 countries.’
    journey's end, end of the line, landing place, point of disembarkation
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    1. 1.1as modifier Denoting a place that people will make a special trip to visit.
      ‘a destination restaurant’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Destination spas are located in beautiful mountains and deserts as well as by lakes and oceans.’
      • ‘Oh, and by the way, who said Mars was a five-star destination resort anyway?’
      • ‘Casinos are the first step in the developer's plan to create a destination resort in this former mining community.’
      • ‘It is a destination resort - trees, hills, fields, great view, yachts.’


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.