meaning of destination in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRelated topics: Transportdestinationdes‧ti‧na‧tion /ˌdestəˈneɪʃən/ ●●○ noun [countable]    1 TTTRAVELthe place that someone or something is going tosomebody’s destination  Allow plenty of time to get to your destination  Maui is a popular tourist destination.2 → destination hotel/resortCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + destinationa 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 destinationScotland is a popular destination for conferences.a favourite destinationThe 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 destinationsan 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.verbsreach/arrive at your destination (also get to your destination informal)It had taken us 6 hours to reach our destination. Examples from the Corpusdestination• This will now be your desired destination. 2.• She uses her last shillings to buy passage on a coach to the farthest destination they afford.• What are the favorite destinations for groups?• By the time he reached his destination, seven days later, he was half-starved and broke.• Once across the Channel, continue by coach to your home destination.• Customers are offered a greater range of destinations and flight times, while carriers can reduce capacity and share costs.• The major contrast with building societies is the destination of the funds.• The canal provided a shorter sea route for steamships, which enabled them to reach their destinations before the clippers.• At the border you will be asked your destination and how long you plan to destination• Its relaxed atmosphere, proximity to shops and restaurants and excellent children’s facilities combine to make this a delightful holiday destination.• As a family holiday destination, Bournemouth is without equal.• It is Britain’s most visited foreign holiday destination but I can’t abide the place.• You don’t find that at too many holiday destinations!• Denton and Morris’s Las Vegas is no mere tourist destination.• It’s a popular holiday destination, but there are worries about police corruption, especially over drugs.• But the unpleasant reality is that some holiday destinations are positively dangerous.• The changing leaves and sunny weather turned this storybook tourist destination into everything it is cracked up to be.From Longman Business Dictionarydestinationdes‧ti‧na‧tion /ˌdestəˈneɪʃən/ written abbreviation destn noun [countable]TRAVELTRANSPORT the place that someone or something is going toflights to the most popular holiday destinationsThe train reached its final destination after two hours of delay.

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