from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A public hall or building for the use of visitors at health resorts or spas; a casino
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A public hall or room, for the use of visitors at watering places and health resorts in Germany.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
Then finally we pledged the common good of the hotel and kursaal of the Promontonio.
Could I not be happy dissevered eternally from billiard-room and kursaal, race-ground and dancing-rooms?
She remembered the impertinent advances of divers unknown foreigners whom she had encountered on pier or _digue_, kursaal or beach, in the frequently unprotected hours of her continental wanderings.
For this they had agreed to build a kursaal, to lay out a public garden, and to pay into the national exchequer 40,000 florins (a florin is worth one shilling and eight-pence) per annum.
Some ninety men and ten drummers constitute their whole embattled host on the parade-ground before their palace; and their whole revenue is supplied by a percentage on the tax levied on strangers at the Pumpernickel kursaal.
During the winter a small kursaal was built and a small garden planted; the mineral well was deepened, and flaming advertisements appeared in all the German newspapers announcing to the world that the famous waters of Hombourg were able to cure every disease to which flesh is heir, and that to enable visitors to while away their evenings agreeably a salon had been opened, in which they would have an opportunity to win fabulous sums by risking their money either at the game of Trente et Quarante or at Roulette.