entresol

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n entresol intermediate floor just above the ground floor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Entresol (Arch) A low story between two higher ones, usually between the ground floor and the first story; mezzanine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n entresol A low story between two others of greater height, especially one so treated architecturally that from the exterior it appears to form a single story with the one below it; a low apartment or apartments, usually placed above the ground floor. Also entersole, mezzanine story.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Entresol en′ter-sol or äng′tr'sol a low story between two main stories of a building, generally above the first story; in London, usually between the ground-floor and the first story.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—entre, between, sol, the ground.

Usage

In literature:

I lodge on the entresol.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
They could take the premier now, instead of the little entresol of the hotel which they occupied.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The ware-room of the "entresol" separated him from the rooms on the ground-floor.
"Juana" by Honore de Balzac
The concierge, who knew Hermann, conducted him to room ten on the entresole.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
She lived apart, in the entresol, alone with Camille and her body-servant Jeanne.
"Grey Roses" by Henry Harland
Here he had the entresol, which he had furnished lavishly to please his wife.
"In Friendship's Guise" by Wm. Murray Graydon
He lives on the floor just above the entresol, and his two or three small apartments are gaily furnished with books.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
They were standing together in the sort of entresol or room at the head of the stairway.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
It is quite a find; an entresol looking out on two streets.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
Mrs. Entresol is an old acquaintance of mine, and I esteem her highly.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
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