mez·​za·​nine | \ˈme-zə-ˌnēn, ˌme-zə-ˈ\

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 theater

b : the first few rows of such a balcony

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But first, the lowest flights of the emergency stairs, between a mezzanine and the track level, will be converted to full-time use by March 2019, Gutierrez said. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Escalators at UW light-rail station keep breaking down; Sound Transit will improve them — and open a staircase," 26 Oct. 2018 Now Starbucks is hoping clients will visit its new store, called the Reserve Roastery, to watch beans being roasted, sip coffee or enjoy cocktails at a mezzanine-level bar in a cavernous, former post office near the city's Duomo, or cathedral. Fox News, "Starbucks debuts in Italy with premium brews, novelty bar," 6 Sep. 2018 The Lucy spread over 17,000 square feet with a grand ballroom that can accommodate 800 people for cocktails and 325 for sit-down with dancing and a mezzanine. Michael Klein,, "The Lucy, a catering venue, snags Broad St. corner," 24 May 2018 Later phases include expanding the theater's concessions area in the lobby, improving seating in the balcony, adding a bar and concessions in the mezzanine level, and upgrading second-floor restrooms. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Landmark closing Oriental Theatre Thursday; Milwaukee Film plans to reopen venue by early August," 20 June 2018 Upstairs, a mezzanine offers a space for an office and an additional lounge area, while a bathroom is enclosed in a cylindrical volume. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Circular midcentury modern gem wants $1M," 30 Apr. 2018 The animal was discovered lying in front of doors at a walkway leading to the mezzanine of the museum, located at the southern end of the Empire State Plaza. Fox News, "Coyote found on New York museum's fourth-floor mezzanine," 27 Mar. 2018 Mark Bradford folded his lanky frame into a Modernist chair in the mezzanine space at the downtown Los Angeles outpost of the global mega gallery Hauser & Wirth. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Mark Bradford on making art in post-shock phase of the Trump era and how comics channel this moment," 19 Feb. 2018 HOLLAND COTTER Image Up a narrow staircase, on a mezzanine perch above the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s galleries of South and Southeast Asian art, are three small rooms of art from the Himalayas. New York Times, "The Art of Staying Cool: 10 Can’t-Miss Summer Shows in New York," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of mezzanine

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mezzanine

French, from Italian mezzanino, from mezzano middle, from Latin medianus middle, median

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English Language Learners Definition of mezzanine

: 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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