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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Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Gunawan created a large mezzanine for a home office and library and designed a sculptural stairwell, in the same Baltic Birch. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "In a Former Nabisco Factory, an Architect Works Magic in a Cookie-Cutter Mold," 5 Jan. 2021 These and other services are now housed at the bright yellow service counter on the mezzanine level. Frank Edgerton Martin, Star Tribune, "New Mpls. building is one of the city's finest works of contemporary architecture," 18 Dec. 2020 Those demonstrations, cooking/baking classes and chef tutorials will chiefly take place on the mezzanine level with its open kitchen surrounded by lounge areas and a bar. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Largest food hall in Florida to open in Delray Beach," 8 Dec. 2020 The developers converted the building from three stories to four by improving an upstairs mezzanine once used for storing Sears merchandise. Roger Vincent Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Santa Monica’s historic Sears store has been remade as office space, but who’s renting?," 6 Dec. 2020 The last major renovations at the library took place in 2014 and 2015 on the main floor and mezzanine level of the building. Jennifer Johnson,, "Morton Grove Library plans $1.5 million renovation of youth services department," 5 Nov. 2020 Our reward is camp, a garden of boulders, juniper, rabbit brush and shadscale across from a mezzanine overlooking a colossal basin of canyons and plateaus, ripples and folds, castles and kingdoms. John Briley, Washington Post, "On mountain bikes in the Utah desert, a college reunion like no other," 20 Nov. 2020 Across three stories, there’s a living room with a fireplace, a stylish marble kitchen, a media room with a wet bar and a mezzanine. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Lakers legend Derek Fisher lists home court in Tarzana," 14 Nov. 2020 Once complete, the current one-story building will gain a mezzanine floor with 15,000 square feet, said Laura Murphy, chief financial officer. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, "Cirtec Medical plans to add 200 jobs in Brooklyn Park," 9 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of mezzanine was in 1711

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12 Jan 2021

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“Mezzanine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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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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