state·​room | \ ˈstāt-ˌrüm How to pronounce stateroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of stateroom

2 : a private room on a railroad car with one or more berths and a toilet

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Recent Examples on the Web Today, guests can sleep in her staterooms, dine in her restaurants, and get to know the Queen Mary on several tours, including the Haunted Encounter, based on the ship’s ghostly legends. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Places to Travel in May (Video)," 18 Apr. 2020 Aboard the ship, more than 3,500 passengers and crew are confined to their staterooms. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "Live updates: Italy to lock down Milan, Venice and more to contain coronavirus; U.S. cases pass 400," 8 Mar. 2020 Most hotel rooms and cruise ship staterooms are built under the assumption that at least two adults will occupy them, so the supplement is tacked on to compensate for losses incurred., "Velas Resorts," 2 Oct. 2019 Passengers have self-isolated in their staterooms and meals have been delivered by room service. CBS News, "Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims is docking in Florida," 4 Apr. 2020 Carnival is offering either a full refund or a 100% future cruise credit with an onboard credit of either $300 or $600 per stateroom, depending on the length of the cruise. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "Major cruise lines have suspended operations for 30 days. Here's what you need to know," 15 Mar. 2020 The note added that MSC would be providing refunds for missed excursions in Ocho Rios and Grand Cayman, along with a $200 on board credit per stateroom. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "Cruise Ship Carrying Over 6,000 People Denied Entry to Jamaica and Cayman Islands Amid Coronavirus Fears," 26 Feb. 2020 The cruise line said that passengers have been asked to self isolate in their staterooms. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Princess Cruises' Coral Princess headed to Florida with a dozen cases of COVID-19 on board," 2 Apr. 2020 Holland America said many passengers on the ships have already self-isolated in their staterooms since March 22. Manuel Bojorquez, CBS News, "2 cruise ships with passengers sick with coronavirus dock in Florida," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of stateroom

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stateroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stateroom

: a private room on a ship or on a railroad car
British : a large room in a palace or home that is used for special occasions


state·​room | \ ˈstāt-ˌrüm How to pronounce stateroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Kids Definition of stateroom

: a private room on a ship or a train

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