- a place at a stream, lake, etc. where animals go to drink
- a place where water, esp. fresh water, can be obtained
- Chiefly Brit.
- a resort or spa with mineral springs for drinking or bathing
- a resort with a beach suitable for swimming, water sports, etc.
- Informal watering hole (sense )
watering placewatering place
- A place where animals find water to drink.
- A health resort with mineral springs; a spa.
- Informal A watering hole.
- It has an Evangelical, an English, a Russian and three Roman Catholic churches, a theatre, and various benevolent institutions, besides all the usual buildings for the lodging, cure and amusement of the numerous visitors who are attracted to this, the most popular watering-place in Bavaria.
- Built largely on the well-wooded slopes of Westerton and Airthrey Hill, sheltered by the Ochils from the north and east winds, and environed by charming scenery, it has a great reputation as a health resort and watering-place, especially in winter and spring.
- It is the most popular watering-place on the west coast of Wales, and possesses a pier, and a fine sea-front which stretches from Constitution Hill at the north end of the Marine Terrace to the mouth of the harbour.
- Some of his intimate friends asserted that he contemplated divorcing the queen, and that he was only waiting for her departure for an Austrian watering-place, which departure was fixed for the 15th of June 1903.
- Its chief attractions as a watering-place are its picturesque appearance and surroundings, its extensive antiquarian remains, its mild climate and its two excellent beaches known as the North and South Sands.