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

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

“he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view”
finish, goal
finish line, finishing line
a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
the finishing line for a foot race
the finishing line on a racetrack
Type of:
end, terminal
either extremity of something that has length

n the ultimate goal for which something is done

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

n address written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location

address, name and address
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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