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Loft vs. Mezzanine

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Loftnoun

air, the air; the sky, the heavens.

Mezzaninenoun

A secondary floor, in between the main floors of a building; entresol.

‘On our way to the top floor, we stopped at the mezzanine.’;

Loftnoun

An attic or similar space (often used for storage) in the roof of a house or other building.

Mezzaninenoun

A small window used to light such a secondary floor.

Loftnoun

(textiles) The thickness of a soft object when not under pressure.

Mezzaninenoun

The lowest balcony in an auditorium.

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Loftnoun

A gallery or raised apartment in a church, hall, etc.

‘an organ loft’;

Mezzaninenoun

Additional flooring laid over a floor to bring it up to some height or level.

Loftnoun

(golf) The pitch or slope of the face of a golf club (tending to drive the ball upward).

Mezzaninenoun

(theatre) A floor under the stage, from which contrivances such as traps are worked.

Loftnoun

(obsolete) A floor or room placed above another.

Mezzanineadjective

(engineering) Fulfilling an intermediate or secondary function.

‘To make interconnections easier, we added a mezzanine PCB.’;

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Loftverb

(transitive) To propel high into the air.

Mezzaninenoun

Same as Entresol.

Loftverb

(intransitive) To fly or travel through the air, as though propelled

Mezzaninenoun

A flooring laid over a floor to bring it up to some height or level.

Loftverb

(bowling) To throw the ball erroneously through the air instead of releasing it on the lane's surface.

Mezzaninenoun

A floor under the stage, from which various contrivances, as traps, are worked.

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Loftadjective

lofty; proud; haughty

Mezzaninenoun

The lowest balcony in a theater, or the forward part of the first balcony.

Loftnoun

That which is lifted up; an elevation.

‘Eutychus . . . fell down from the third loft.’;

Mezzaninenoun

first or lowest balcony

Loftnoun

Pitch or slope of the face of a club (tending to drive the ball upward).

Mezzaninenoun

intermediate floor just above the ground floor

Loftadjective

Lofty; proud.

Mezzanine

A mezzanine (; or in Italian, a mezzanino) is, strictly speaking, an intermediate floor in a building which is partly open to the double-height ceilinged floor below, or which does not extend over the whole floorspace of the building. However, the term is often used loosely for the floor above the ground floor, especially where a very high original ground floor has been split horizontally into two floors.

Loftverb

To make or furnish with a loft; to cause to have loft; as, a lofted house; a lofted golf-club head.

‘A wooden club with a lofted face.’;

Loftverb

To raise aloft; to send into the air;

Loftnoun

floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space

Loftnoun

floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

Loftnoun

a raised shelter in which pigeons are kept

Loftverb

store in a loft

Loftverb

propel through the air;

‘The rocket lofted the space shuttle into the air’;

Loftverb

kick or strike high in the air;

‘loft a ball’;

Loftverb

lay out a full-scale working drawing of the lines of a vessel's hull

Loft

A loft is a building's upper storey or elevated area in a room directly under the roof (American usage), or just an attic: a storage space under the roof usually accessed by a ladder (primarily British usage). A loft apartment refers to large adaptable open space, often converted for residential use (a converted loft) from some other use, often light industrial.

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