Definitions for lobbyˈlɒb i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)an entrance hall, corridor, or vestibule, as in a public building, often serving as an anteroom; foyer.
a public room or hall adjacent to a legislative chamber.
a group of persons who try to influence legislators or other public officials to vote or act in favor of a special interest.
(v.i.)to try to influence legislation or administrative decisions.
(v.t.)to try to influence the actions or votes of (legislators or other public officials).
to urge or procure the passage of (legislation) by lobbying.
Origin of lobby:
1545–55; < ML lobia, laubia covered way < Gmc *laubja (cf. OHG louppea, louba arbor, prob. der. of laubleaf ); cf. lodge
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large area near the entrance in a hotel, office building, etc.
Meet me in the lobby in ten minutes.
a group that tries to persuade politicians to change sth
the anti-abortion lobby
to try to persuade politicians to change sth
They are lobbying for tax reform.; Lobby your state representatives.
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
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'lobby' in Nouns Frequency: #2847
Translations for lobby
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a (small) entrance-hall
a hotel lobby.
- صالة الدُّخول والإنتِظار في الفُندُقArabic
- hall de entradaPortuguese (BR)
- hala, vestibulCzech
- die VorhalleGerman
- προθάλαμος, αίθουσα αναμονής, είσοδοςGreek
- تسالن ورودی؛ سالن انتظارFarsi
- predvorje hotelaCroatian
- előcsarnok, hallHungarian
- forsalur, anddyriIcelandic
- ingresso, hallItalian
- priekštelpa; foajē; vestibilsLatvian
- vestibyle, foajé, entréNorwegian
- hall, westybulPolish
- سالن ورودی؛ سالن انتظارPersian
- كورنى يا داخلى د انتظار خونهPashto
- vestibul, anticamerăRomanian
- hala, vestibulSlovak
- sprejemna dvoranaSlovenian
- vestibul, lobby, foajéSwedish
- antre, lobiTurkish
- 門廳Chinese (Trad.)
- вестибюль; фойєUkrainian
- پیش گاہUrdu
- hành langVietnamese
- 门厅Chinese (Simp.)
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