mez·​za·​nine | \ ˈme-zə-ˌnēn How to pronounce mezzanine (audio) , ˌme-zə-ˈnēn\

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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Upstairs on the mezzanine, a small magazine called The Source had set up merchandise tables. Michael Gonzales, Longreads, "It’s Like That: The Makings of a Hip-Hop Writer," 10 June 2019 The space occupied by a mezzanine in parts of the one-story structure appears to account for the difference. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Foxconn factory plan calls for hundreds of trees surrounding concrete and metal walls," 17 June 2019 Each weekday, about 100,000 riders swipe in at the station below Port Authority Bus Terminal, crowding the mezzanine corridor during peak hours. Paul Berger, WSJ, "New York’s MTA Plans Retail Revamp of Highly Trafficked Subway Stations," 16 June 2019 Above it, a second level looks out over a half wall like a mezzanine. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$1.4M Detroit loft has great views and famous neighbors," 15 June 2019 Amazon’s facility in Staten Island has four mezzanines where autonomous robots help human workers assemble online orders. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "How Amazon Goes Small to Make It in New York," 1 Apr. 2019 Riding an escalator to the mezzanine of President Plaza, I was hypnotized by the performance of the chef behind the counter of the tiny O’Tray Noodles. Taras Grescoe, New York Times, "The Best Asian Food in North America? Try British Columbia," 4 June 2018 The owners of the Vintage Year restaurant across the street recently opened the cafe in a former midcentury bank, preserving the terrazzo floors and installing a floating staircase to a mezzanine seating area. New York Times, "36 Hours in Montgomery, Ala.," 3 May 2018 According to owner Duda, a time capsule is buried in the mezzanine area between the ticket booth and the entrance of the theater. Richard Chang,, "Lido Theater in Newport Beach celebrates 80 years," 26 Apr. 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
US : the lowest balcony in a theater

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