Definition of stateroom in US English:



  • 1A large room in a palace or public building, for use on formal occasions.

    • ‘The Salzburg Mozart Soloists appear regularly in the staterooms of the Mirabell Palace.’
    • ‘When we think about the work of diplomats, we think about well - dressed people, like him, but doing polite, discreet work in salons and staterooms.’
    berth, compartment, room, deckhouse, sleeping quarters
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  • 2A captain's or superior officer's room on a ship.

    • ‘This morning, one of the Aussie midshipmen went by the open door of my stateroom.’
    • ‘Claire recalls sharing a silk-lined stateroom with two other Wrens, with two Wren officers installed next door.’
    • ‘Sometimes they need an entire engine or boiler room, and sometimes only a stateroom or captain's bridge.’
    • ‘Unlike the Navy's larger warships, the scout frigate CO's had little more than one-man staterooms to serve as office and sleeping quarters.’
    • ‘On his way there, he was kept in an officer's stateroom, where he found a large bottle of sake.’
    • ‘On one ship I shared a stateroom with three other women and slept in an upper bunk-still far less crowded conditions than enlisted berthing.’
    1. 2.1 A private compartment on a ship.
      • ‘The staterooms are huge by comparison to other liveaboards, twice that of the average Aggressor cabin.’
      • ‘The master stateroom is aft, fitted with twin berths outboard on each side of the cabin.’
      • ‘Working with a Ft. Lauderdale boatbuilder, Winston Marine, he got a vessel built new with 10 staterooms for sale.’
      • ‘Additionally, a select number of staterooms on all ships are carefully designed to provide comfort and security, ensuring a safe onboard environment for disabled guests.’
      • ‘Accommodations are small by comparison to a cruise ship; staterooms can be as small as 135 square feet while a suite with private bath is only 285 square feet.’
      • ‘Aft of the forward stateroom is a second port side stateroom with private entrance and what I would describe as a large single or small double berth.’
      • ‘The most impressive stateroom on the ship is gigantic Penthouse Suite, appointed in a contemporary Scandinavian style.’
      • ‘There were three interior plans offered, two with double staterooms and one with a single owner's stateroom.’
      • ‘The head is to starboard opposite the galley and there is a large owner's stateroom to starboard aft.’
      • ‘The forward stateroom in my boat is so small that you cannot get to the sides of the berth.’
      • ‘Finally, each of the staterooms features several of the ship's 15 motifs in addition to oil paintings by American Janine Alter, whose works are inspired by her world travels.’
      • ‘It is air-conditioned and has 12 staterooms with private bathrooms, TV and VCR.’
      • ‘For most private cars, what you'll pay per person works out to be comparable to accommodations in a veranda or penthouse stateroom on a high-end cruise.’
      • ‘Even the basic stateroom is akin to a luxury hotel room, with its queen-sized bed, en-suite facilities, air conditioning and even piped-in music, volume-controlled.’
      • ‘Cabins or staterooms as many cruise lines now call them come in many shapes and sizes, but to simplify matters they come in 4 categories.’
      • ‘The design will yield a generous space ratio from 195 square-foot cabins to three-deck high staterooms with domed ceilings that can be leased for longer periods.’
      • ‘The master stateroom is aft and can be reached either from the main saloon or a companionway off the aft deck.’
      • ‘This layout provided a stateroom with a double berth forward followed by a similar head and galley, although moved slightly forward, and main saloon aft with opposing settees.’
      • ‘It has spacious staterooms, an inside pilothouse and an outside steering station.’
      • ‘A portside locker door is also double hinged so that it conceals a storage locker or becomes an entrance to the forward stateroom.’
    2. 2.2North American A private compartment on a train.
      • ‘In each partition of the stateroom are four large mirrors, substituted for panels these, we need not say, add much, beauty of the room.’
      • ‘Individual seating was provided for 22 passengers, along with a large private stateroom forward of the main cabin.’
      • ‘Guys such as long-time volunteer Pat Tracy - he sat in the fireman's seat, on the left, as No. 4449 left town - tossed sleeping bags in tiny Pullman staterooms.’
      • ‘Between the main saloon and the forward head is a stateroom with a Pullman-styled port berth and starboard hanging locker, chest of drawers and settee.’