Word of the Day: Destination

destination des-ti-na-tion / dĕs-tə--shən   noun 1. the place where one is going or has been sent I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean, 1928 – 2010   2. a goal; the final purpose of an endeavor or for which one is destined By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. Christopher Columbus, 1451-1506   3. (archaic) an act designating a specific purpose There is a great variety of apprehensions and fancies of men, in the destination and application of things to several ends and uses. From “The Primitive Origination of Mankind: Considered and Examined According to the Light of Nature” by Sir Matthew Hale, 1609 – 1676