the place where somebody or something is going:
They were very tired when they finally reached their destination.
des‧ti‧na‧tion /ˌdestəˈneɪʃən, ˌdestɪˈneɪʃən/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
the place that someone or something is going to
Allow plenty of time to get to your destination.
Maui is a popular tourist destination.
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■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + destination
▪ a tourist destination (=place where a lot of tourists go) Las Vegas is the country's top tourist destination.
▪ a holiday destination (=place to go for a holiday) If you like the sun, Tunisia is the ideal holiday destination.
▪ a popular destination Scotland is a popular destination for conferences.
▪ a favourite destination The Greek islands are a favourite destination for people who enjoy the sun and the sea.
▪ a sought-after destination (=place that people want to visit) the Himalayas, one of the world's most sought-after destinations
▪ an exotic/far-off destination (=far away from where you are, and exciting) The company arranges tours to exotic destinations such as Nepal.
▪ somebody's final destination (also somebody's ultimate destination formal) At around 1pm we arrived at our final destination.
▪ somebody's intended destination (=where someone is trying to go) Strong winds blew the yacht several miles away from its intended destination.
▪ reach/arrive at your destination (also get to your destination informal) It had taken us 6 hours to reach our destination.
des·tin·ation [destination destinations] noun, adjective [ˌdestɪˈneɪʃn] [ˌdestɪˈneɪʃn]
a place to which sb/sth is going or being sent
• popular holiday destinations like the Bahamas
• to arrive at/reach your destination
• Our luggage was checked all the way through to our final destination.
late Middle English: from Latin destinatio(n-), from destinare ‘make firm, establish’. The original sense was ‘the action of intending someone or something for a purpose’, later ‘being destined for a place’, hence (from the early 19th cent.) the place itself.
• At around 1.00 p.m. we reached our final destination.
• My steps slowed down as I neared my destination.
• Sun Valley Lodge was the first destination ski resort in the US.
• The aim was to create a destination for ski enthusiasts.
• The airline operates flights to most international destinations.
• The casino is the largest entertainment destination in the state.
• The city has become a popular destination for backpackers.
• The deposed leader is reported to have fled the capital to an unknown destination.
• The goods are examined by customs at the port of destination.
• The island is an ideal holiday destination.
• The restaurants are located in capital cities and major tourist destinations.
• The town is a popular destination for art lovers.
• They had a destination wedding on a beach in Brazil.
• This small town is the country's top mountain-biking destination.
• We got lost and ended up miles away from our intended destination.
• Your website is only one potential online destination where people can find out about your company.
• a popular destination for golf enthusiasts
• Routes to all destinations are subject to delays.
• She was still twenty miles from her destination.
• The airline offers flights to over 40 European destinations.
• The destination is shown on the front of the bus.
• The flight stops at Hong Kong before going on to its final destination.
• The maximum weight for parcels depends on the destination.
• The passengers arrived late at their destination.
• The yacht took two weeks to reach its destination.
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition
destination / des.tɪneɪ.ʃ ə n / noun [ C ]
B1 the place where someone is going or where something is being sent or taken:
We arrived at our destination tired and hungry.
His letter never reached its destination.
The Caribbean is a popular holiday ( US vacation ) destination.
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The destination of someone or something is the place to which they are going or being sent.
Spain is still our most popular holiday destination...
Only half of the emergency supplies have reached their destination.
des·ti·na·tion /ˌdɛstəˈneɪʃən/ noun, pl -tions [count] : a place to which a person is going or something is being sent
• After stopping for lunch, we continued on toward/to our destination.
• The package reached its destination two days later.
• He enjoys traveling to remote and exotic destinations.
• a popular tourist destination
• We traveled through three states before reaching our final destination.
• a destination restaurant/resort [=a restaurant/resort that people are willing to travel a long distance to go to]