mezzanine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mezzanine intermediate floor just above the ground floor
    • n mezzanine first or lowest balcony
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mezzanine (Theat) A floor under the stage, from which various contrivances, as traps, are worked.
    • Mezzanine A flooring laid over a floor to bring it up to some height or level.
    • Mezzanine (Arch) 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.
    • Mezzanine (Arch) Same as Entresol.
    • Mezzanine The lowest balcony in a theater, or the forward part of the first balcony.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mezzanine In architecture A story of diminished height introduced between two higher stories; an entresol. See cut under entresol
    • n mezzanine A window less in height than in breadth; a window in an entresol.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mezzanine mez′a-nīn (archit.) a low story introduced between two higher ones: a small window used to light such apartments.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. mezzanine, It. mezzanino, fr. mezzano, middle, fr. mezzo, middle, half. See Mezzo
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. mezzaninomezzo—L. medius, middle.

Usage

In literature:

We shall be living in the large house near the spring, on the mezzanine floor.
"A Hero of Our Time" by M. Y. Lermontov
Never before had old Mr. Beagle (watching delightedly from the mezzanine balcony) seen such a floorwalker.
"Where the Blue Begins" by Christopher Morley
The mezzanine was guarded from all visitors save such as had official sanction.
"Initials Only" by Anna Katharine Green
Antonia and he were by an odd fatality alone together in that chamber of the mezzanine.
"The Historical Nights' Entertainment" by Rafael Sabatini
There, on a sort of mezzanine, he had a gorgeous little suite.
"The Deluge" by David Graham Phillips
Madame d'Estrees and her friend, Donna Laura, occupied the mezzanin of the vast Vercelli palace.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
My first and second mezzanines were visibly shrinking.
"One Third Off" by Irvin S. Cobb
They've taken most of the ground floor, the main mezzanine, and parts of the second floor.
"Null-ABC" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
It was one of these, a young second lieutenant, who came hurrying in from the mezzanine, almost bursting with excitement.
"Omnilingual" by H. Beam Piper
We had been to the theater and were smoking bedtime cigars in the mezzanine lounge of the Brown Palace.
"Branded" by Francis Lynde
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In news:

XMC mezzanine card features advanced graphics.
The mezzanine level is the most popular design feature in cockpits now, Davis says.
The FabEnCo Self-Closing Safety Gate is an adjustable swinging gate for fall protection at your ladder, platform and stair openings, as well as on catwalks, mezzanines and machine guarding.
Extended Stay Mezzanine Debt Yields Lowered .
Octagonally shaped 1st floor ballroom, with a mezzanine over-looking all the action below.
The goal of the society's latest exhibition at the Forrest and Virginia Green Mezzanine Gallery, located in the Charles W Eisemann Center in Richardson, is to prove that adults, too, can play with colored pencils .
The Oklahoma Political Science Association Conference opens with registration at noon Thursday in the lobby of the Shepler Mezzanine.
A women's rights protester is removed from the mezzanine level while Republican vice presidential nominee Rep Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Groundbreakers By Philip M. What You Need To Know About Mezzanine Financing (12 pp) By Steven Horowitz and Lise Morrow.
An audience member at Paul Rudd 's Broadway play Grace delivered the ultimate negative opinion of the show, puking over a mezzanine railing.
The mezzanine overlooks the sales floor.
My friend Rachel and I were seated in the mezzanine, a dark, secluded balcony where stylish couples lounged on couches, sipping wine, nibbling small plates, watching Blade Runner play soundlessly on the flat-screen TV.
9 pm Saturday, Nov 15, at Mezzanine.
High, the stairs provide access to elevated platforms and mezzanines, as well as rack and shelving systems.
Popular configurations include cross-over stairs for access over obstructions, stair platforms for repeated maintenance access, ladder replacement and mezzanines.
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In science:

Fig. 4. Pre-production Receiver Card (front) showing Adder ASICs and a Mezzanine Receiver Card installed.
Level-1 Regional Calorimeter Trigger System for CMS
The HF data is received via one receiver mezzanine card located at the top of the J/S card (seen in Figure 9).
Level-1 Regional Calorimeter Trigger System for CMS
The receiver mezzanine card with the Vitesse 7216-1 transceiver chip has been validated as well.
Level-1 Regional Calorimeter Trigger System for CMS
Processor. This FPGA sits on a mezzanine card on the SP, thus allowing for maximum design flexibility for future improvements.
A 3-D Track-Finding Processor for the CMS Level-1 Muon Trigger
They are connected as mezzanine modules to the Central Interface Board (CIB) module.
CALICE Second Generation AHCAL Developments
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