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 Buzzy Jackson 2010

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

    Shaking the Family Tree Buzzy Jackson 2010

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

    Inconstant Star Anderson, Poul, 1926- 1991

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

    Passage at Arms Cook, Glen 1985

  • 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.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber 1926

  • 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 Joseph Crosby Lincoln 1907

  • "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 Dorothy Scarborough 1906

  • 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 Hamlin Garland 1900

  • 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 Harry Collingwood 1886


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