destination

Destination can describe where you are going, like a traveler whose destination is Paris, or a place that is known for a particular purpose, such as a hip new music club that's a destination for fans of indie rock.

The noun destination comes from the Latin word destinare, meaning "determine, appoint, choose, make firm or fast." If you choose a destination, that's where you intend to end up, the "finish line" or goal that you keep in mind, like a friend's house that is the destination of a walk that might be interrupted a number of times, as you stop in stores along the way and pause to talk to the people you meet.

Definitions of destination
  1. noun
    the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    “he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view”
    synonyms: finish, goal
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    types:
    finish line, finishing line
    a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
    tape
    the finishing line for a foot race
    wire
    the finishing line on a racetrack
    type of:
    end, terminal
    either extremity of something that has length
  2. noun
    the ultimate goal for which something is done
    synonyms: terminus
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    type of:
    end, goal
    the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
  3. noun
    address written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
    synonyms: address, name and address
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    types:
    return address
    the address of the sender of a letter or parcel indicating where it should be returned if it cannot be delivered
    type of:
    direction, instruction
    a message describing how something is to be done
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