from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A partial story between two main stories of a building.
- n. The lowest balcony in a theater or the first few rows of that balcony.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A balcony in an auditorium.
- n. A sub-floor, in between main floors of a building.
- adj. Fulfilling an intermediate or secondary function.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as entresol.
- n. 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.
- n. A flooring laid over a floor to bring it up to some height or level.
- n. A floor under the stage, from which various contrivances, as traps, are worked.
- n. The lowest balcony in a theater, or the forward part of the first balcony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture A story of diminished height introduced between two higher stories; an entresol. See cut under entresol
- n. A window less in height than in breadth; a window in an entresol.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. first or lowest balcony
- n. intermediate floor just above the ground floor
French, from Italian mezzanino, diminutive of mezzano, middle, from Latin mediānus, in the middle; see median.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian mezzanino, from mezzano ("middle"), from Latin medianus. (Wiktionary)