watering place


: a place where water may be obtained
especially : one where animals and especially livestock come to drink
: a health or recreational resort featuring mineral springs or bathing
: a place (such as a nightclub, bar, or lounge) where drink is available

Examples of watering place in a Sentence

die-hard fans gathered at the local watering place to watch the Super Bowl
Recent Examples on the Web Since 2011, there have been 850 containers of water placed at the facility. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 12 Sep. 2019 The swollen Mississippi has not only overwhelmed the town's front-line protection system but is now seeping underneath the town as the weight of the 1.5 million cubic feet of water places immense hydrostatic pressure on surrounding land. Daniel Cusick, Scientific American, 26 June 2019 In contrast, the third is gallon jugs of drinking water placed along the north path by Border Angels, a San Diego–based, volunteer-run humanitarian group dedicated to reducing migrant deaths. Elaine Murphy, Teen Vogue, 22 June 2018 Bubble, bubble Next, the researchers tried bubbling air through the liquid metal and into a layer of water placed on top. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 19 Oct. 2017 The theme park is home to seven acres of fun with more than 30 remarkable rides and attractions, nine mouth watering places to eat, plenty of entertainment and, of course, shopping. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of watering place was in the 14th century

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“Watering place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watering%20place. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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