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mez·za·nine

 (mĕz′ə-nēn′, mĕz′ə-nēn′)
n.
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.
adj.
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.]

mezzanine

(ˈmɛzəˌniːn; ˈmɛtsəˌniːn)
n
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
adj
(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)

n.
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.
[1705–15; < French < Italian mezzanino=mezzan(o) middle (< Latin mediānus median) + -ino -ine3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mezzanine - first or lowest balconymezzanine - 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 floormezzanine - intermediate floor just above the ground floor
storey, floor, story, level - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
Translations

mezzanine

[ˈmezəniːn] Nentresuelo m

mezzanine

[ˈmɛzəniːn] n
(= floor) → mezzanine f
[shops, offices] → entresol m

mezzanine

nMezzanin nt

mezzanine

[ˈmɛzəniːn] n (also mezzanine floor) → mezzanino
References in classic literature ?
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