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- Rhymes: -ɒbi
lobby (plural lobbies)
- An entryway or reception area; vestibule; passageway; corridor.
- I had to wait in the lobby for hours before seeing the doctor.
- That part of a hall of legislation not appropriated to the official use of the assembly.
- A class or group of people who try to lobby or influence public officials; collectively, lobbyists.
- The influence of the tobacco lobby has decreased considerably in the US.
- (video games) A virtual area where players can chat and find opponents for a game.
- (nautical) An apartment or passageway in the fore part of an old-fashioned cabin under the quarter-deck.
- A confined place for cattle, formed by hedges, trees, or other fencing, near the farmyard.
entryway or waiting area; vestibule
group of people who try to lobby
- (intransitive, transitive) To attempt to influence (a public official or decision-maker) in favor of a specific opinion or cause.
- For years, pro-life groups have continued to lobby hard for restrictions on abortion.
To attempt to influence
- lobby in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- lobby in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- lobby at OneLook Dictionary Search
- lobby (hall, group of people)
- "lobby" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
lobby f (invariable)
- lobby (group of people; hall of a bank)