Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

watering place

See more synonyms for watering place on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. British. a seaside or lakeside vacation resort featuring bathing, boating, etc.
  2. a health resort near mineral springs, a lake, or the sea, featuring therapeutic baths, water cures, or the like.
  3. a place where drinking water may be obtained by humans or animals, as a spring or water hole.
  4. watering hole.
Show More

Origin of watering place

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

reservoirminesourceholepitpoolgeyserfountainspahydrolysateoriginshaftderivationrepositoryfountspringspoutchasmabyss

Examples from the Web for watering place

Historical Examples

  • It was then the most magnificent summer watering-place known to the world.

    Italy, the Magic Land

    Lilian Whiting

  • A watering-place at the close of a season is always a sad-looking thing.

    Arthur O'Leary

    Charles James Lever

  • Even the doctor—and what a study is the doctor of a watering-place!

    Arthur O'Leary

    Charles James Lever

  • Portstewart was displaying symptoms of decline as a watering-place.

  • And so ended his first day's experience of an American watering-place.


British Dictionary definitions for watering place

watering place

noun
  1. a place where drinking water for men or animals may be obtained
  2. British a spa
  3. British a seaside resort
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012