Kursaal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kursaal A public hall or room, for the use of visitors at watering places and health resorts in Germany.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kursaal A public hall or room for the use of visitors at many German watering-places or health resorts. Reading-rooms and rooms for recreation are usually associated with the kursaal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kursaal kōōr′säl the reception-room of a German spa.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger., lit. 'cure-saloon.'

Usage

In literature:

I did not remain long at the Kursaal; the music was good enough, but it seemed rather tame after the cyclone of that Arkansaw expert.
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Having brought it to a close, he took his way to the Kursaal.
"Confidence" by Henry James
Take crazy King Lear's words as a text for a sermon against legislative inconsistencies, and come back with me to Hombourg Kursaal.
"The Gaming Table: Its Votaries and Victims" by Andrew Steinmetz
We stopped at the Kursaal, where we listened to the music, had a drink and threw away a few francs on the little horses.
"The Agony Column" by Earl Derr Biggers
I kept enlarging my table at the Kursaal, with these requests, until the management said they could go no farther.
"My Memories of Eighty Years" by Chauncey M. Depew
He was lucky in finding the General disengaged, and together they dined at a restaurant and spent the evening at the Kursaal.
"A Ward of the Golden Gate" by Bret Harte
For some days I saw little of him, though we met at the Kursaal and strolled occasionally in the park.
"Eugene Pickering" by Henry James
I seed you go by into the Kursaal, and laid in wait for you, sir.
"Under Two Flags" by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
I did not remain long at the Kursaal; the music was good enough, but it seemed rather tame after the cyclone of that Arkansaw expert.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It was during the weekly concert in the Kursaal, late one night.
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
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In news:

This year's International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Meeting will take place October 7-12 at the Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken , in Switzerland.
Actor Ben Affleck attends "Argo" photocall at the Kursaal Palace during the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 22, 2012 in San Sebastian, Spain.
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