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ˈmɛz əˌnin, ˌmɛz əˈninmez·za·nine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mezzanine, first balconynoun

    first or lowest balcony

  2. mezzanine, mezzanine floor, entresolnoun

    intermediate floor just above the ground floor


  1. Mezzaninenoun

    The lowest balcony in a theater, or the forward part of the first balcony.


  1. mezzaninenoun

    A balcony in an auditorium.

  2. mezzaninenoun

    A sub-floor, in between main floors of a building.

    On our way to the top floor, we stopped at the mezzanine.

  3. mezzanineadjective

    Fulfilling an intermediate or secondary function.

    To make interconnections easier, we added a mezzanine PCB.

  4. Etymology: mezzanino, from mezzano, from medianus.


  1. Mezzanine

    A mezzanine (; or in Italian, a mezzanino) is an intermediate floor in a building which is partly open to the double-height ceilinged floor below, or which does not extend over the whole floorspace of the building, a loft with non-sloped walls. However, the term is often used loosely for the floor above the ground floor, especially where a very high-ceilinged original ground floor has been split horizontally into two floors. Mezzanines may serve a wide variety of functions. Industrial mezzanines, such as those used in warehouses, may be temporary or semi-permanent structures. In Royal Italian architecture, mezzanino also means a chamber created by partitioning that does not go up all the way to the arch vaulting or ceiling; these were historically common in Italy and France, for example in the palaces for the nobility at the Quirinal Palace.


  1. mezzanine

    Mezzanine is a term that can be used in various fields with slightly different meanings. In general, it refers to an intermediate level or floor in a building, usually between the ground and first floors. In the world of finance and investments, mezzanine refers to a subordinated debt or preferred equity, which represents a claim on a company's assets, which is senior only to that of the common shares. In media storage, a mezzanine file is a high-quality file that is used as the source material for making copies or lower-quality versions for distribution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mezzaninenoun

    same as Entresol

  2. Mezzaninenoun

    a partial story which is not on the same level with the story of the main part of the edifice, as of a back building, where the floors are on a level with landings of the staircase of the main house

  3. Etymology: [F. mezzanine, It. mezzanino, fr. mezzano middle, fr. mezzo middle, half. See Mezzo.]


  1. Mezzanine

    Mezzanine is the third studio album by English trip hop group Massive Attack, released on 20 April 1998 by Virgin Records. It was the first album to be produced by Neil Davidge, along with the group. The entire album was provided on their website for legal download many months before the physical release was announced. It was one of the first major uses of the MP3 format by a commercial organisation. The album is the band's most commercially successful to date. Upon release it went to the number one spot in the UK, Australian, Irish and New Zealand album charts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mezzanine

    mez′a-nīn, n. (archit.) a low story introduced between two higher ones: a small window used to light such apartments. [Fr.,—It. mezzaninomezzo—L. medius, middle.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mezzanine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mezzanine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    Our portfolio has evolved in a more conservative direction for a couple of years now and that will continue as we position against the credit cycle, our approach has evolved to focus on first-lien and senior secured debt. We are cautious on second lien and staying away from mezzanine.

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