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1. A partial story between two main stories of a building.
2. The lowest balcony in a theater or the first few rows of that balcony.
Of or relating to securities granting a claim on interest or assets that is subordinate to that of secured and senior debt but above that of equity.
[French, from Italian mezzanino, diminutive of mezzano, middle, from Latin mediānus, in the middle; see median.]
1. (Architecture) Also called: mezzanine floor or entresol an intermediate storey, esp a low one between the ground and first floor of a building
2. (Theatre) theatre US and Canadian the first balcony
3. (Theatre) theatre Brit a room or floor beneath the stage
(Banking & Finance) of or relating to an intermediate stage in a financial process: mezzanine funding. Often shortened to: mezz
[C18: from French, from Italian, diminutive of mezzano middle, from Latin mediānus median]
mez•za•nine(ˈmɛz əˌnin, ˌmɛz əˈnin)
1. the lowest balcony or forward part of such a balcony in a theater.
2. a low-ceilinged story between two other stories of greater height in a building, usu. built immediately above the ground floor, esp. when the low story and the one beneath it form part of one composition.
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|Noun||1.||mezzanine - first or lowest balcony |
balcony - an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium
loge - balcony consisting of the forward section of a theater mezzanine
|2.||mezzanine - intermediate floor just above the ground floor|