destination


noun

  1. the place to which a person or thing travels or is sent: Her destination was Rome.
  2. the purpose for which something is destined.

adjective

  1. 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.

noun

  1. the predetermined end of a journey or voyage
  2. the ultimate end or purpose for which something is created or a person is destined
n.

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.

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