from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A partial story between two main stories of a building.
- noun The lowest balcony in a theater or the first few rows of that balcony.
- adjective Of or relating to securities granting a claim on interest or assets that is subordinate to that of secured and senior debt but above that of equity.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In architecture A story of diminished height introduced between two higher stories; an entresol. See cut under
- noun A window less in height than in breadth; a window in an entresol.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Same as
- noun 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.
- noun A flooring laid over a floor to bring it up to some height or level.
- noun (Theat.) A floor under the stage, from which various contrivances, as traps, are worked.
- noun The lowest balcony in a theater, or the forward part of the first balcony.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
balconyin an auditorium.
- noun A sub-
floor, in between main floors of a building.
- adjective engineering Fulfilling an
intermediateor secondary function.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun first or lowest balcony
- noun intermediate floor just above the ground floor
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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Now we weren't really a venture capital company so much as we were at that time called mezzanine financing.
Oral History Interview with Dennis Gillings, June 10, 1999. Interview I-0072. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
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