What does destination mean?

Definitions for destination
ˌdɛs təˈneɪ ʃəndes·ti·na·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word destination.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. finish, destination, goalnoun

    the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

    "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"

  2. destination, terminusnoun

    the ultimate goal for which something is done

  3. address, destination, name and addressnoun

    written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location


  1. destinationnoun

    The act of destining or appointing.

  2. destinationnoun

    Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.

  3. destinationnoun

    The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

  4. Etymology: From destinationem, from destinare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Destinationnoun

    The purpose for which any thing is appointed; the ultimate design.

    Etymology: from destinate.

    The passages through which spirits are conveyed to the members, being almost infinite, and each of them drawn through so many meanders, wherein other spirits are a journeying, it is wonderful that they should perform their regular destinations without losing their way. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.

    There is a great variety of apprehensions and fancies of men, in the destination and application of things to several ends and uses. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.


  1. destination

    A destination is a place to which someone is going or being sent. It can also refer to the ultimate end point or purpose for something or an intended goal. In the context of travel, a destination often refers to a specific location or geographical place that people choose to visit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Destinationnoun

    the act of destining or appointing

  2. Destinationnoun

    purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design

  3. Destinationnoun

    the place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at


  1. Destination

    Destination was a disco studio group from New York who had two chart entries: In 1979, "Move On Up" / "Up Up Up" / "Destination's Theme," which spent four weeks at number one on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and #68 on the Hot Soul Singles chart. Their second release : "My Number One Request"/"From Mortishia To Gomez Addams" spent three weeks at number one on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1980. A trio, Destination consisted of Danny Lugo, Kathleen Bradley and Love Chyle Theus.

Editors Contribution

  1. destination

    A specific travel location.

    The holiday destination for their honeymoon was chosen and they were delighted.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

  2. destination

    To a specific point or location.

    The router had coded instructions to move to a specific location.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'destination' in Nouns Frequency: #2302

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of destination in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of destination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of destination in a Sentence

  1. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Forget about the journey, but think about the destination.

  2. Neil Saunders:

    It still comes across as a tired company that has little to offer, in today's cutthroat retail environment that's not good enough, and it suggests that That Sears is still on a journey where the ultimate destination is failure.

  3. Greg Abbott:

    In addition to Washington, D.C., New York City is the ideal destination for these migrants, who can receive the abundance of city services and housing that Eric Adams has boasted about within the sanctuary city.

  4. Greg Bilton:

    We're tracking it. We don't know yet its destination but we are assuming that it will come down to the east coast of Queensland and we will take appropriate measures.

  5. Myron Gaines:

    Life is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy every step of the way.

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