from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A private cabin or compartment with sleeping accommodations on a ship or train.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A room or an apartment of state in a palace or great house.
  • noun In the United States navy, an officer's sleeping-apartment (called cabin in the British navy).
  • noun A small private sleeping-apartment, generally with accommodation for two persons, on a passenger-steamer. Compare cabin, 3.
  • noun A similar apartment in a sleeping-car.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A magnificent room in a palace or great house.
  • noun A small apartment for lodging or sleeping in the cabin, or on the deck, of a vessel; also, a somewhat similar apartment in a railway sleeping car.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An apartment in a palace or great house for use on ceremonial occasions
  • noun A superior cabin for a ship's officer or captain
  • noun US A private cabin in a ship or train

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a guest cabin


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  • Four drinks later, all I was sure of was that my stateroom was a long way away.

    Shaking the Family Tree

  • Four drinks later, all I was sure of was that my stateroom was a long way away.

    Shaking the Family Tree

  • Bound for the cubicle known as her stateroom, this time she encountered Saxtorph.

    Inconstant Star

  • The Commander then descends to Ship's Services and the Admiral's stateroom, which is never occupied.

    Passage at Arms

  • In the stateroom was a sight to arouse a sleepy boy and to delight a hungry one.

    The Air Ship Boys : Or, the Quest of the Aztec Treasure

  • Being an inexperienced traveller she took a good many trunks and was pretty unpopular with the steward before he could make her understand that one trunk to the stateroom was the rule.


  • For one thing, our stateroom was a nice lively one, alongside of the paddle box and just under the fog whistle; and for another, the supper that Jonadab had brought, bein 'mainly doughnuts and cheese, wa'n't the best cargo to take to bed with you.

    The Depot Master

  • "I can, but I didn't," continued Uncle Larry, "because my stateroom was the most for'ard in the boat, and the donkey-engine that let down the anchor was right over my head."

    Humorous Ghost Stories

  • On the day appointed the Morris automobile called for us and took us to the train, and when the children found that they were to travel in a private pullman and that the stateroom was to be their own little house they were transported with pride.

    A Daughter of the Middle Border

  • While thinking thus I had succeeded in finding and lighting a small lamp, hung in gimbals from the fore bulkhead, and by its illumination I saw that the stateroom was a nice, clean, cosy little apartment, such as

    The Castaways


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