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 (ĕn′tər-sŏl′, ĕn′trə-, ŏn-trə-sôl′)
A mezzanine, especially one just above the ground floor of a building.

[French : entre-, between (from Latin inter-; see inter-) + sol, floor (from Latin solum).]
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(ˌɒntrəˈsɒl; French ɑ̃trəsɔl)
(Architecture) another name for mezzanine1
[C18: from French, literally: between floors, from entre- inter- + sol floor, ground, from Latin solum]
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(ˈɛn tərˌsɒl, ˈɑn trə-, ˈɛn-)

a low story in a building between the ground floor and the floor above; mezzanine.
[1765–75; < French: literally, between-floor =entre- inter- + sol floor < Latin solum ground]
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Noun1.entresol - intermediate floor just above the ground floorentresol - 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?"
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These lodgings were in an entresol of the Place Royale, a perfectly reputable and private part of the town, and in many respects were highly eligible.
Comminges seized the servant around the waist and would have dragged her from her post; but at that instant a treble voice, proceeding from a kind of entresol, was heard screeching:
They could take the premier now, instead of the little entresol of the hotel which they occupied.
"To dine at half-past seven," the Duchess remarked, as she looked around the ENTRESOL of the great restaurant through her lorgnettes, "is certainly a little trying for one's temper and for one's digestion, but so long as those men accepted, I certainly think they ought to have been here.
On the first floor, divided in two by an entresol, were the living rooms and office of Monsieur Ernest de la Briere, an occult and powerful personage who must be described in a few words, for he well deserves the parenthesis.

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