from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small compartment, especially a box in a theater.
  • n. The front rows of the mezzanine in a theater.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A booth or stall.
  • n. The lodge of a concierge.
  • n. An upscale seating region in a modern concert hall or sports venue, often in the back lower tier, or on a separate tier above the mezzanine.
  • n. An exclusive box or seating region in older theaters and opera houses, having wider, softer, and more widely spaced seats than in the gallery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lodge; a habitation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of lodge.
  • n. A booth or stall.
  • n. The French name for a private box in a theater, used in English with the French pronunciation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
  • n. balcony consisting of the forward section of a theater mezzanine


French, from Old French, covered walk, lodge; see lodge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French loge ("arbor, covered walk-way") from Frankish *laubja ("shelter"). Akin to Old High German. louba "porch, gallery" (German Laube "bower, arbor"), Old High German. loub "leaf, foliage", Old English lēaf "leaf, foliage". More at lobby, loggia, leaf. (Wiktionary)



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