Definition of mezzanine
1 : a low-ceilinged story between two main stories of a building; especially : an intermediate story that projects in the form of a balcony
2a : the lowest balcony in a theaterb : the first few rows of such a balcony
Recent Examples of mezzanine from the Web
The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group's second concept in the Dana Hotel and Spa will be a theatrical bar on the mezzanine level, promising visually arresting cocktails by Benjamin Schiller.
The restaurant will have more than 150 seats, a bar and lounge, an upstairs mezzanine and an outdoor patio.
In June, the company closed its fourth round of financing, the one that had begun as a pre-IPO mezzanine round involving NBC and WPP.
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Origin and Etymology of mezzanine
French, from Italian mezzanino, from mezzano middle, from Latin medianus middle, median
First Known Use: 1711
MEZZANINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mezzanine for English Language Learners
: a small floor that is between two main levels of a building and that is usually in the form of a balcony
: the lowest balcony in a theater
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