watering place


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watering place

n.
1. A place where animals find water to drink.
2. A health resort with mineral springs; a spa.
3. Informal A watering hole.

watering place

n
1. (Human Geography) a place where drinking water for men or animals may be obtained
2. (Human Geography) Brit a spa
3. (Human Geography) Brit a seaside resort

wa′tering place`


n.
1. a seaside or lakeside vacation resort.
2. a health resort near mineral springs, a lake, or the sea, featuring therapeutic baths, water cures, or the like; spa.
3. a spring or water hole containing drinking water.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.watering place - a health resort near a spring or at the seasidewatering place - a health resort near a spring or at the seaside
pump room - a pump house at a spa where medicinal waters are pumped and where patrons gather
playground, resort area, vacation spot - an area where many people go for recreation
References in classic literature ?
It grows any quantity of corn and also wine, for it is watered both by rain and dew; it breeds cattle also and goats; all kinds of timber grow here, and there are watering places where the water never runs dry; so, sir, the name of Ithaca is known even as far as Troy, which I understand to be a long way off from this Achaean country.
04CROSBY, one of Liverpool's 'fashionable suburbs', was thought to be Lancashire's oldest watering place.
One of the quilts is on show in the A First Class Watering Place at the gallery now.
Networks and equipment watering place on the green spaces and sports grounds of the City of Toulon are mostly brand Rain Bird.
The word spa comes from the Belgian town of Spa, famed for its healing cold springs and frequented as a watering place since the 14th century.
Built in 1876 as a watering place for steam engines, it's been restored and converted into a private home - the project appeared in Channel 4's Restoration Man series earlier this year.
The watering place was located in centre of the project area and it was feared that the spring would be blocked; however, the CDA's relevant formation succeeded to prove the apprehensions wrong.
THE name of Chopwell Wood is thought to have come from the Anglo-Saxon Ceoppa Well, meaning cattle watering place.