Rez-de-chauss'ee Rez`-de-chaus`s['e]e", n. [F., lit., level of the street. See {Raze}, v. t., and {Causey}.] (Arch.) The ground story of a building, either on a level with the street or raised slightly above it; -- said esp. of buildings on the continent of Europe.

Tier above tier of neat apartments rise over the little shops which form the rez-de-chauss['e]e. --The Century. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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