Destination vs Haven - What's the difference?

destination | haven |

As nouns the difference between destination and haven

is that destination is destination while haven is a harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.

As a verb haven is

to put into, or provide with a haven.




(en noun)
  • (archaic) The act of destining or appointing.
  • Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.
  • The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.
  • Usage notes

    * Often used attributively to indicate desirability, as "a destination resort" (a resort that is a fine, desirable destination). * Destination wedding - an advance planned wedding in a foreign country, usually at a high end resort, where the couple, the wedding party and their guests stay for about a week.




    (en noun)
  • A harbour or anchorage protected from the sea.
  • * Shakespeare
  • what shipping and what lading's in our haven
  • * Tennyson
  • their haven under the hill
  • (by extension) A place of safety; a refuge or sanctuary.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 21 , author=Helen Pidd , title=Europeans migrate south as continent drifts deeper into crisis , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=Since its conception, the European Union has been a haven for those seeking refuge from war, persecution and poverty in other parts of the world.}}


    * refuge * sanctuary * zoar

    Derived terms

    * tax haven


    (en verb)
  • To put into, or provide with a haven.
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