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1The place to which someone or something is going or being sent.‘Delft is an ideal destination for a relaxing weekend’
journey's end, end of the line, landing place, point of disembarkationView synonyms
- ‘My ideal destinations would be the Isle of Lewis for peace and quiet, and the Algarve for the sunshine.’
- ‘She says the book reveals a journey which would take her to many different destinations.’
- ‘Taxi users are shelling out almost double to get to their destinations during rush hour in Colchester.’
- ‘The company will be providing extra seats on trips to popular destinations during key travel periods.’
- ‘The rivers have become popular tourist destinations, venues for nights out and day trips.’
- ‘Israel and Russia are getting less popular as potential destinations for offshored work.’
- ‘Those who have a target time to reach their destinations would do well to start off in advance.’
- ‘Compare prices to the most popular diving destinations, from a range of travel companies.’
- ‘They also said that all passengers would be flown on time and safely to their destinations.’
- ‘Japan Airlines, Asia's largest airline, serves over 170 destinations in 30 countries.’
- ‘This is one of the most popular tourist destinations for domestic US holidaymakers.’
- ‘China should be one of its new destinations as this market will be one of the biggest in the next 10 years.’
- ‘Cape Town has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.’
- ‘After a few beers and a bit more bragging, the golfers left for destinations unknown.’
- ‘Anyway, an earlier poster asked about which countries are the most popular tourist destinations.’
- ‘The popular holiday destinations just north of Durban are where most people stay.’
- ‘In recent years, prisons have become popular tourist destinations in parts of Asia.’
- ‘Other popular export destinations included Canada, Asia and the Middle East.’
- ‘Other increasingly popular destinations are Croatia, Bulgaria, Cuba and Turkey.’
- ‘An air-conditioned luxury bus was all ready to set off to an unknown destination.’
- 1.1as modifier Denoting a place that people will make a special trip to visit.‘a destination restaurant’
- ‘This East End patch may not be a destination spot for the media trend pundits, but there is a vibe about the place.’
- ‘It is a destination resort - trees, hills, fields, great view, yachts.’
- ‘Casinos are the first step in the developer's plan to create a destination resort in this former mining community.’
- ‘This, he says, must be a destination hotel for the discerning business and leisure visitor.’
- ‘The best part of Los Angeles is that it is the destination place for the entire world.’
- ‘Destination spas are located in beautiful mountains and deserts as well as by lakes and oceans.’
- ‘Oh, and by the way, who said Mars was a five-star destination resort anyway?’
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 century) the place itself.
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