Definition of mezzanine in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmezəˌnēn/ /ˈmɛzəˌnin/

Translate mezzanine into Spanish


  • 1A low story between two others in a building, typically between the ground and first floors.

    as modifier ‘a mezzanine floor’
    • ‘The new block contains a new entrance at ground level and a mezzanine that projects over the entrance hall like a protruding tongue.’
    • ‘Situated on the steps leading from ground floor to the mezzanine, entitled Artist's Breath, the work is infused with pathos and mystery.’
    • ‘The accommodation briefly comprises ground floor lounge bar, first floor mezzanine area, second floor catering kitchen (with service lift to bar area).’
    • ‘They are countering the space loss by inserting a mezzanine between the ground and first floors.’
    • ‘The Malleswaram market in the new parking complex plan has a basement, ground floor, mezzanine, three floors and a terrace across 70,000 sq ft, as does the Seshadripuram market.’
    • ‘His design retains the north and south brick facades of the old building and inserts the new structure of six main floors and three mezzanines within them.’
    • ‘It's a light and breezy ground floor and mezzanine, not too clattery, doing brisk business on a weekday lunchtime.’
    • ‘The ground floor and mezzanine will be occupied by the society and the rest will be given over to other offices.’
    • ‘Elsewhere, concrete replaces rotten wood floors, window frames have been repaired, and a mezzanine was installed on the ground floor to expand exhibition space.’
    • ‘The box has three sleeping areas: two at ground level and a bunk on a suspended mezzanine.’
    • ‘The major structural change is the addition of a stair connecting the mezzanine to the upper level.’
    • ‘Steel girders have been used in its construction, which could allow for building of a second storey or mezzanine.’
    • ‘The planned refurbishment would remove the mezzanine, an important part of the building's heritage significance’
    • ‘Above the wide steps, the next major level is an open mezzanine, also sharing the great window.’
    • ‘The Science Centre has three 8m high floors, arranged with the possibility of inserting mezzanines inside the curved north facade.’
    • ‘It measures 9x7m and houses two mezzanine floors once connected by a spiral staircase.’
    • ‘The two-story spaces with interior stairwells and mezzanines also act as vertical bridges between floors in the six-story towers.’
    • ‘Here, the architects added a mezzanine to create an extra 27,000 square feet of floor space.’
    • ‘Presiding over the spacious Bar Red dance floor is the decadent ‘Gold Man’ statue, which greets you as you ascend the spiral staircase to the Red mezzanine floor.’
    • ‘The third, fourth and fifth floors also have mezzanines.’
    floor, level, tier
    1. 1.1North American The lowest balcony of a theater, stadium, etc., or the front rows of the balcony.
      ‘he came up to bat and was greeted with little optimism by the experienced fans in my sector of the mezzanine’
      • ‘A balcony above the mezzanine displayed the porcelain, clothing, and other goods offered for sale.’
      • ‘With good sightlines, a mezzanine and balcony that hovered over the action, and regularly scheduled doubleheaders, the Garden was a perfect venue for round-ball.’
      • ‘Later I see the famous mad scene from the best seat in the house, perched atop a mezzanine in the Great Hall of Lammermoor Castle.’
      • ‘The first people in the theatre, they walked out - but after the first night, there were lines around the theatre, they sold out the mezzanine.’
      • ‘I had a choice between back orchestra all the way on one side, and middle mezzanine.’
      • ‘Three women peered over the banister of the mezzanine.’
      • ‘We're going to meet on the left side of the mezzanine between the opening act and The Fiery Furnaces to meet James [Mercer, her cousin and lead singer of The Shins] and get backstage passes.’
      • ‘A $25 ticket earns a seat in the uppermost mezzanine, the floor set with chairs for the $250 people.’


  • Relating to or denoting unsecured, higher-yielding loans that are subordinate to bank loans and secured loans but rank above equity.

    ‘the company received $9.1 m in mezzanine financing’
    • ‘The two banks and Vernon are reported to have put up only €34 million of the purchase price, the remaining coming in the form of mezzanine finance and bank loans.’
    • ‘DEG provides tailor-made long-term project and corporate finance through equity participation, mezzanine finance, and loans in all major currencies as well as Thai baht.’
    • ‘We are now in a position to offer the whole range of services including leasing, term debt, mezzanine finance, venture capital and now working capital with a current account.’
    • ‘Before the IMF crisis these private equity opportunities were mainly mezzanine equity infusions into companies with up to $100 million in sales.’
    • ‘Where a transaction requires more debt than a bank would normally be comfortable with, a tranche of mezzanine debt may be used to fill the gap in the funding package.’


Early 18th century from French, from Italian mezzanino, diminutive of mezzano ‘middle’, from Latin medianus ‘median’.