[steyt-room, -roo m]


a private room or compartment on a ship, train, etc.

Origin of stateroom

First recorded in 1695–1705; state + room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stateroom

Historical Examples of stateroom

  • 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



a private cabin or room on a ship, train, etc
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

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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