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[steyt-room, -roo m] /ˈsteɪtˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
a private room or compartment on a ship, train, etc.
Origin of stateroom
1695-1705; state + room Unabridged
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Examples from the web for stateroom
  • When you book your cruise, you will be effectively paying for the stateroom.
  • To starboard, and partially beneath the stairway, is the captain's stateroom.
  • The museum holds in its collection actual artifacts from the wreck, including a life vest and stateroom door.
  • Sometimes scientists will share a stateroom with a member of the ship's crew.
  • Near the middle of the stateroom area, a stair tower connects decks one through six.
  • When a family of four occupies a stateroom, the dual capacity for that room is exceeded.
  • Network connections for each stateroom are planned for the near future.
  • It was only a short time before the captain came to our stateroom again and told us to dress.
  • Accommodation for the lecturer and a companion in a deluxe outside stateroom.
  • Forward of it is a stateroom with upper and lower berths for the second and third mates.
British Dictionary definitions for stateroom


/ˈsteɪtˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a private cabin or room on a ship, train, etc
(mainly Brit) a large room in a palace or other building for use on state occasions
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Word Origin and History for stateroom

1703, room reserved for ceremonial occasions; earlier (1650s) "a captain's cabin;" from state (n.1) in a sense also preserved in stately + room (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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