- the place to which a person or thing travels or is sent: Her destination was Rome.
- the purpose for which something is destined.
- noting an attraction or event that people are willing to travel a long distance to get to, either because it is very good or distinctive or because it is located in a popular and interesting place: destination restaurants and resorts; a destination wedding in the Caribbean.
- the predetermined end of a journey or voyage
- the ultimate end or purpose for which something is created or a person is destined
1590s, “act of appointing,” from Latin destinationem (nominative destinatio) “purpose, design,” from past participle stem of destinare “determine, appoint, choose, make firm or fast,” from de- “completely, formally” (see de-) + -stinare, related to stare “to stand,” from PIE root *sta- “to stand” (see stet). Modern sense (1787) is from place of destination, where one is “destined” to go.