Definition of mezzanine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmezəniːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmezəniːn//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈmetsəniːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmetsəniːn//
    In the theatre, Parts of a house
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  1. 1a floor that is built between two floors of a building and is smaller than the other floors a bedroom on the mezzanine a mezzanine floor See related entries: Parts of a house
  2. 2(North American English) the first area of seats above the ground floor in a theatre; the first few rows of these seats see also dress circle See related entries: In the theatre
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French, from Italian mezzanino, diminutive of mezzano ‘middle’, from Latin medianus ‘median’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mezzanine