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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The four treasure hunters occupied one stateroom with four berths, as they wanted to be together.

    The Young Treasure Hunter Frank V. Webster
  • He rose with the sun and looked out of his stateroom window.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • The Doctor came to the stateroom, crying, "Come up and see the great glory!"

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • He pressed a buzzer and the secretary came hurrying from his stateroom.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • One night outside of my stateroom I heard some words, and then a blow struck, and a man fall.

  • "She's in her stateroom and he's talking through the door," grunted the skipper.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • The poodle went into the stateroom where his mistress was to sleep, and jumped up on the bed.

  • I asked him what he was doing at my stateroom door and what he wanted.

  • At the far end, almost against the outside wall of the stateroom, was the turbanned head of First Officer Dowd!

    Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound Alice B. Emerson
  • He opened the door to Mr. Maulbow's stateroom and went inside.

    The Winds of Time James H. Schmitz
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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