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stateroom

[steyt-room, -roo m]
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noun
  1. a private room or compartment on a ship, train, etc.
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Origin of stateroom

First recorded in 1695–1705; state + room
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Related Words

arena, theater, gymnasium, amphitheater, lounge, chamber, church, gallery, auditorium, ballroom, gym, salon, casino, mart, armory, lyceum, refectory, stateroom

Examples from the Web for stateroom

Historical Examples

  • There in his stateroom, cornered, he received me with a grim reluctance.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • "True," she said coolly, pausing before the door of her stateroom.

    Priestess of the Flame

    Sewell Peaslee Wright

  • Labe fenced off half the cellar to make a stateroom for the pig.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Got a stateroom all to yourself; name on the door, and everything complete.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • A few minutes afterwards he went into his stateroom and shut the door.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for stateroom

stateroom

noun
  1. a private cabin or room on a ship, train, etc
  2. mainly British a large room in a palace or other building for use on state occasions
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Word Origin and History for stateroom

n.

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.).

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