anteroom, antechamber, entrance hall, hall, foyer, lobby, vestibule(noun)
a large entrance or reception room or area
the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest
lobby, pressure group, third house(verb)
a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
scouse (from lobscouse)
a passage or hall of communication, especially when large enough to serve also as a waiting room. It differs from an antechamber in that a lobby communicates between several rooms, an antechamber to one only; but this distinction is not carefully preserved
that part of a hall of legislation not appropriated to the official use of the assembly; hence, the persons, collectively, who frequent such a place to transact business with the legislators; any persons, not members of a legislative body, who strive to influence its proceedings by personal agency
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
to address or solicit members of a legislative body in the lobby or elsewhere, with the purpose to influence their votes
to urge the adoption or passage of by soliciting members of a legislative body; as, to lobby a bill
Origin: [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor. See Lodge.]
A lobby is a room in a building which is used for entry from the outside. Sometimes referred to as a foyer or an entrance hall. Many office buildings, hotels and skyscrapers go to great lengths to decorate their lobbies to create the right impression and convey an image, or "power lobby". Since the mid-1980s there has been a growing trend to think of lobbies as more than just ways to get from the door to the elevator, but instead as social spaces and places of commerce. Some research has even been done to develop scales to measure lobby atmosphere in order to improve hotel lobby design. Many places that offer public services, such as a doctor's office, use their lobbies as more of a waiting room for the people waiting for a certain service. In these types of lobbies it is common for there to be comfortable furniture, such as couches and lounge chairs, so that the customer will be able to wait in comfort. Also, there may be television sets, books, and/or magazines to help the customer pass time as they wait to be served. Supertall skyscrapers can often have one or more of what is known as a sky lobby, which is an intermediate floor where people can change from an express elevator that stops only at the sky lobby to a local elevator which stops at every floor within a segment of the building.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lob′i, n. a small hall or waiting-room: a passage serving as a common entrance to several apartments: the ante-chamber of a legislative hall, frequented by outsiders for the purpose of influencing votes.—ns. Lobb′ying, frequenting the lobby to collect political intelligence, &c.; Lobb′yist, Lobb′y-mem′ber, a journalist, &c., who frequents a lobby in the interest of some cause or of a newspaper. [Low L. lobia—Middle High Ger. loube (Ger. laube), a portico, arbour—laub, a leaf.]
To communicate, speak directly or convey electronically, online or through social networking or another form of technology to a member or representative of an official council, parliament, legislature or government to communicate vital and important evidence based data, facts, intelligence or information you would like them to address for you as an individual or on behalf of a collective group.
Members of the public are empowered to lobby a member or representative of a council, parliament, legislature or government to communicate a cause or interest with evidence based data, facts, intelligence or information they feel is important to them.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'lobby' in Nouns Frequency: #2847
The numerical value of lobby in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of lobby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns.
When it really mattered, Senator Sanders voted with the gun lobby and I voted against the gun lobby.
The packages got larger and larger and larger, that all overflowed out into the lobby. Now the lobby is overrun with packages.
Some regulators continue to chip away at leverage. The banking lobby is chipping away at the chipping away, and the banking lobby is winning.
The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time.
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- lobby, lobbyeDanish
- Lobby, Foyer, Vorraum, VorhalleGerman
- cabildear, recabarSpanish
- lobby, faire pression sur, vestibule, foyerFrench
- coitichScottish Gaelic
- նախասրահ, լոբբիArmenian
- ロビー, 休息所, 圧力団体Japanese
- átrio, lóbi, vestíbulo, lobby, saguãoPortuguese
- лобби, вестибюль, фойе, лоббировать, прихожая, коридор, холлRussian
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