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des·ti·na·tion

 (dĕs′tə-nā′shən)
n.
1. The place to which one is going or directed.
2. The ultimate purpose for which something is created or intended.
3. Archaic An act of appointing or setting aside for a specific purpose.

destination

(ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃən)
n
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

des•ti•na•tion

(ˌdɛs təˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the place to which a person or thing travels or is sent.
2. the purpose for which something is destined.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin dēstinātiō designation, purpose]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.destination - the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)destination - 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"
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
finish line, finishing line - a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
2.destination - the ultimate goal for which something is done
goal, end - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means"
3.destination - written directions for finding some locationdestination - written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
postal code, postcode, ZIP code, ZIP - a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
letter, missive - a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
instruction, direction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
return address - the address of the sender of a letter or parcel indicating where it should be returned if it cannot be delivered

destination

noun stop, station, haven, harbour, resting-place, terminus, journey's end, landing-place a popular holiday destination
Translations
مَقْصَدمَكان مَقْصود
cíldestinacemísto určení
bestemmelsessteddestination
määränpää
odredište
rendeltetési hely
áfangastaîur
目的地
목적지
kelionės tikslaspaskirties vieta
galamērķis
miesto určenia
cilj
destination
จุดหมายปลายทาง
nơi đến

destination

[ˌdestɪˈneɪʃən] Ndestino m

destination

[ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃən] ndestination f
to reach one's destination → atteindre sa destination

destination

n (of person)Reiseziel nt; (of goods)Bestimmungsort m; (fig, of person) → Bestimmung f; (of money)Zweck m; port of destinationBestimmungshafen m; to know one’s destination in lifeseine Bestimmung kennen

destination

:
destination drive
n (Comput) → Ziellaufwerk nt
destination file
n (Comput) → Zieldatei f

destination

[ˌdɛstɪˈneɪʃn] ndestinazione f

destination

(destiˈneiʃən) noun
the place to which someone or something is going. I think we've arrived at our destination at last.

destination

مَقْصَد destinace destination Reiseziel προορισμός destino määränpää destination odredište destinazione 目的地 목적지 bestemming bestemmelsessted przeznaczenie destinação, destino назначение destination จุดหมายปลายทาง gidilecek yer nơi đến 目的地
References in classic literature ?
Then on hearing his destination, she said, "So far away
Once when he sat down to chat, he told us that in the immigrant car ahead there was a family from `across the water' whose destination was the same as ours.
demanded a new speaker; "the place you advise us to seek we left this morning, and our destination is the head of the lake.
For one, I used to lounge up the rigging very leisurely, resting in the top to have a chat with Queequeg, or any one else off duty whom I might find there; then ascending a little way further, and throwing a lazy leg over the top-sail yard, take a preliminary view of the watery pastures, and so at last mount to my ultimate destination.
Perhaps you arrive at your destination in a rain-storm at ten at night--you generally do.
The plan of a drain, the change of a fence, the felling of a tree, and the destination of every acre for wheat, turnips, or spring corn, was entered into with as much equality of interest by John, as his cooler manners rendered possible; and if his willing brother ever left him any thing to inquire about, his inquiries even approached a tone of eagerness.
They arrived in due time at the place of destination, and as soon as the string of carriages before them would allow, alighted, ascended the stairs, heard their names announced from one landing-place to another in an audible voice, and entered a room splendidly lit up, quite full of company, and insufferably hot.
The letter was finished and forwarded to its destination by a milk- fetcher who came from the village; but that I didn't learn till some time afterwards.
It will be forwarded to its destination by the same means which I successfully adopted to mystify Mr.
Jerry took the letter, and, remarking to himself with less internal deference than he made an outward show of, "You are a lean old one, too," made his bow, informed his son, in passing, of his destination, and went his way.
Presently, it stopped, and had come to its destination.
It seems as innocent of a destination as a boy on an errand; but, after taking at least six times as long as any other road in the kingdom for its amount of work, you usually find it dip down of a sudden into some lovely natural cul-de-sac, a meadow-bottom surrounded by trees, with a stream spreading itself in fantastic silver shallows through its midst, and a cottage half hidden at the end.