Definition of “destination” - English Dictionary

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“destination” in British English

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destinationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdes.tɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdes.təˈneɪ.ʃən/

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.
UK The Caribbean is a popular holiday destination.

More examples

  • The gunman then took a hostage and demanded a plane and safe passage to an unspecified destination.
  • It's the good weather that makes Spain such a popular tourist destination.
  • What guided your choice of destination or was it arbitrary?
  • California, along with Florida and Hawaii, is among the most popular US tourist destinations.
  • Enter the competition and you could win a pair of return tickets to one of more than 30 European destinations.

(Definition of “destination” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“destination” in American English

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destinationnoun [ C ]

us /ˌdes·təˈneɪ·ʃən/

the place where someone is going or where something is being sent or taken:

The Virgin Islands are a popular tourist destination.

(Definition of “destination” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“destination” in Business English

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destinationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdestɪˈneɪʃən/ us TRANSPORT

the place where someone is going or where something is being sent or taken:

The shipment should arrive at its destination in three days.
We had to change planes twice before reaching our final destination.
a holiday destination

(Definition of “destination” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)