• WordNet 3.6
    • n destination the ultimate goal for which something is done
    • n destination written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location
    • n destination the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey) "a crowd assembled at the finish","he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most popular vacation destinations for Americans in 1956 was Niagara Falls
    • Destination Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.
    • Destination The act of destining or appointing.
    • Destination The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The high level of unemployment in Canada makes it one of the least popular destinations for illegal immigrants.
    • n destination The act of destining or appointing; appointment; designation.
    • n destination The purpose for which anything is intended or appointed; end or ultimate design; predetermined object or use: as, every animal is fitted for its destination.
    • n destination The place to which a thing is appointed or directed; the predetermined end of a journey, voyage, or course of transmission; goal: as, the ship's destination was unknown; the destination of a letter or package.
    • n destination In Scots law, a term, generally speaking, applied to the series of heirs called to the succession of heritable or movable property, by the provision of the law or title, or by the will of the proprietor: but usually applied in a more limited sense to a nomination of successors in a certain order, regulated by the will of the proprietor. Synonyms Purpose, intention, lot, fate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Destination the purpose or end to which anything is destined or appointed: end: purpose: design: fate: place to which one is going
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  • Greg Anderson
    “... focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
  • Antonin Artaud
    “Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape.”
  • William Blake
    “The generations of men run on in the tide of time, but leave their destined lineaments permanent for ever and ever.”
  • Curtis Carlson
    Curtis Carlson
    “I consider a goal as a journey rather than a destination. And each year I set a new goal.”
  • Fitzhugh Dodson
    Fitzhugh Dodson
    “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.”
  • H. Stanley Judd
    H. Stanley Judd
    “You will now have a starting place and a destination, and you will be able to determine what it will cost you to get there. You will be going someplace.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. destinatio, determination: cf. F. destination, destination
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. destinārede, inten., and root sta-, in stāre, to stand.


In literature:

Porthos threw himself into the one destined for him, after his friend had undressed him.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
They brought upon their founder much opposition and odium, but were destined to produce an abundant harvest throughout the land.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
If it comes into the possession of him for whom it is destined, it may bring him great good fortune.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
The village was soon left behind, and they proceeded rapidly toward their destination.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
We had arrived at our destination.
"The Dark Forest" by Hugh Walpole
It is destined to increase, however, with the growth of wealth in the city.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Yet he was destined to help them, and in a most surprising manner.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
And now the fleet of transports, which were to convey them to their destination, were gathering at Annapolis.
"The Drummer Boy" by John Trowbridge
The poor queen was destined to suffer from the artfulness of her maid.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
But the young artist was not destined to distinguish himself in his chosen career.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865" by Various

In poetry:

"But now no more—Behind the distant grove
Wanders my destined youth, and chides my stay:
See, see! he grasps the steel—Forbear, my Love—
Ianthe comes; thy princess hastes away."
"Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of Merit" by William Shenstone
Wandering minstrel at my gate,
Shivering in the winter gloaming,
How appalling seems your fate,--
Destined to be always roaming,
Singing for a bit of bread
And a shelter for your head!
"The Wanderer" by John Lawson Stoddard
You still, fair mother, in your offspring trace
The stock of beauty destined for the race;
Kind Nature forming them, the pattern took
From heaven's first work, and Eve's original look.
"To The Lady Dursley" by Matthew Prior
Ah, he who starts a million souls toward death
Should burn in utmost hell a million years!
—Mothers of men go on the destined wrack
To give them life, with anguish and with tears:—
"A Curse For Kings" by Vachel Lindsay
But O while new dangers Anglama detain,
How eager she pants for a sight of his plume;
At each sound she believes him returning again,
But he's destined to lurk in the cavern's deep gloom.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
Worlds lay concealed in the hopes of his youth!—
When once he shall ripen to manhood and fame!
Fond father exult!—In the germs of his youth
What harvests are destined for manhood and fame!
"A Funeral Fantasie" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

News, travel tips and destinations reviews for Brunei , Asia from the New Zealand Herald.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, bringing supplies destined for the ISS into orbit.
One of the most popular rock climbing destinations lies in this area.
Considering that Orlando is one of the most-visited destinations on the planet and one of the most popular for meetings, you might not expect that it holds hidden gems.
Founded in 1533, Cartagena de Indias is today Colombia's main travel destination.
Cartagena , Colombia, the city that fueled the fiction of Gabriel García Márquez, is reawakening — embracing its most famous author and spinning its surreal mystique into a modern destination.
Catalina Island , a popular summer vacation destination some 20 miles from Los Angeles, has its first vineyard: El Rancho Escondido.
Photo gallery of travel destinations in Cayman Islands .
Find an outfitter or a destination with our Travel Directory, now available online.
Donna Ikenberry May 14, 2012 Filed under Destinations, National Parks.
From San Francisco's SoMa in the '60s to Manhattan's West Village in the '70s to Los Angeles's Echo Park in '00s, the cycle of queer pioneers turning the dilapidated into destinations seems to be an intrinsic fact of urban life.
Both were destined to change the course of human history.
Forty One Madison remains the destination for tabletop in the United States, says director and vice president Laurie Burns.
One thing is clear — Foyle 's departure isn't destined to be an easy one, in a case that promises to be the most personal of all.
Those who love a particular foreign destination and want to spend time there every year.

In science:

Each source and destination row is a separate segment which is sub ject to the alignment options described in Sect. 2.2.
Data access optimizations for highly threaded multi-core CPUs with multiple memory controllers
As destination row i can only be updated by reading source row i + 1 first, there is a natural offset between read and write streams and no further provisions are required to make sure that they address different controllers if shift=128.
Data access optimizations for highly threaded multi-core CPUs with multiple memory controllers
Thus, almost all secondary source-destination pairs can communicate at a rate of order m−1/2−δ .
Cognitive Networks Achieve Throughput Scaling of a Homogeneous Network
Assuming n nodes are uniformly distributed in a plane and grouped into source-destination (S-D) pairs at random, they showed that one can achieve a sum throughput of S (n) = Θ(pn/ log n).
Cognitive Networks Achieve Throughput Scaling of a Homogeneous Network
The work in has studied relay networks in which a single source transmits its data to the intended destination using the other nodes as relays.
Cognitive Networks Achieve Throughput Scaling of a Homogeneous Network