AskDefine | Define destination

Dictionary Definition



1 the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhuasted as their destination came into view" [syn: finish, goal]
2 the ultimate goal for which something is done [syn: terminus]
3 written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location [syn: address, name and address]

User Contributed Dictionary



From destinationem, from destinare.



  1. The act of destining or appointing.
  2. Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.
  3. The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

Usage notes

  • Often used attributively to indicate desirability, as "a destination resort."


the act of destining or appointing
purpose for which anything is destined
the place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent

Extensive Definition

Destination was a disco studio group from New York who had two chart entries: "Move On Up" / "Up Up Up" / "Destination's Theme," which spent four weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1979, and : "My Number One Request"/"From Mortishia To Gomez Addams" (which consisted of parts from the original Addams Family theme song) spent three weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1980. A trio, Destination consisted of Danny Lugo, Kathleen Bradley and Love Chyle Theus.
destination in Japanese: Destination (FictionJunction YUUKA)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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