- British. a seaside or lakeside vacation resort featuring bathing, boating, etc.
- a health resort near mineral springs, a lake, or the sea, featuring therapeutic baths, water cures, or the like.
- a place where drinking water may be obtained by humans or animals, as a spring or water hole.
- watering hole.
Origin of watering place
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for watering place
It was then the most magnificent summer watering-place known to the world.Italy, the Magic Land
Even the doctor—and what a study is the doctor of a watering-place!
A watering-place at the close of a season is always a sad-looking thing.
Portstewart was displaying symptoms of decline as a watering-place.
And so ended his first day's experience of an American watering-place.
- a place where drinking water for men or animals may be obtained
- British a spa
- British a seaside resort
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