Attraction vs. Destination - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Attraction (noun)

    The tendency to attract.

    "The Moon is held in its orbit by the attraction of the Earth's gravity."

  • Attraction (noun)

    The feeling of being attracted.

    "I felt a strange attraction towards the place."

  • Attraction (noun)

    An event, location, or business that has a tendency to draw interest from visitors, and in many cases, local residents.

    "The new mall should be a major attraction."

    "Star Tours is a very cool Disney World attraction."

  • Attraction (noun)

    The sacrifice of pieces in order to expose the enemy king.

  • Destination (noun)

    The act of destining or appointing.

  • Destination (noun)

    Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.

  • Destination (noun)

    The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

Webster Dictionary

  • Attraction (noun)

    An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together, or to produce their cohesion or combination, and conversely resisting separation.

  • Attraction (noun)

    The act or property of attracting; the effect of the power or operation of attraction.

  • Attraction (noun)

    The power or act of alluring, drawing to, inviting, or engaging; an attractive quality; as, the attraction of beauty or eloquence.

  • Attraction (noun)

    That which attracts; an attractive object or feature.

  • Destination (noun)

    The act of destining or appointing.

  • Destination (noun)

    Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.

  • Destination (noun)

    The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Attraction (noun)

    the force by which one object attracts another

  • Attraction (noun)

    an entertainment that is offered to the public

  • Attraction (noun)

    the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts;

    "her personality held a strange attraction for him"

  • Attraction (noun)

    a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts;

    "flowers are an attractor for bees"

  • Attraction (noun)

    an entertainer who attracts large audiences;

    "he was the biggest drawing card they had"

  • Destination (noun)

    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"

  • Destination (noun)

    the ultimate goal for which something is done

  • Destination (noun)

    written directions for finding some location; written on letters or packages that are to be delivered to that location

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