What does lobby mean?

Definitions for lobby
ˈlɒb ilob·by

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lobby.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anteroom, antechamber, entrance hall, hall, foyer, lobby, vestibulenoun

    a large entrance or reception room or area

  2. lobbynoun

    the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest

  3. lobby, pressure group, third houseverb

    a group of people who try actively to influence legislation

  4. lobby, buttonholeverb

    detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors

Wiktionary

  1. lobbynoun

    scouse (from lobscouse)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lobbynoun

    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

    Etymology: [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor. See Lodge.]

  2. Lobbynoun

    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

    Etymology: [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor. See Lodge.]

  3. Lobbynoun

    an apartment or passageway in the fore part of an old-fashioned cabin under the quarter-deck

    Etymology: [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor. See Lodge.]

  4. Lobbynoun

    a confined place for cattle, formed by hedges. trees, or other fencing, near the farmyard

    Etymology: [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor. See Lodge.]

  5. Lobbyverb

    to address or solicit members of a legislative body in the lobby or elsewhere, with the purpose to influence their votes

    Etymology: [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor. See Lodge.]

  6. Lobbyverb

    to urge the adoption or passage of by soliciting members of a legislative body; as, to lobby a bill

    Etymology: [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor. See Lodge.]

Freebase

  1. Lobby

    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

  1. Lobby

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lobby

    A name sometimes given to an apartment close before the great cabin bulk-head.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lobby' in Nouns Frequency: #2847

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lobby in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lobby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of lobby in a Sentence

  1. Trey Kovacs:

    There’s no reason for Austin Fire Department -RRB- and Austin Fire Department -RRB- is the problem with unionizing the public sector. They [ unions ] have become the most powerful lobby group in politics. The CEI study found that Texas cities pay thousands of hours in release time to teachers, cops and firefighters, and raised the possibility that such payments violate the Lone Star State’s constitution, which prohibits the transfer of public funds to private entities that do not serve a public purpose.

  2. Shannon Watts:

    Adding more guns into the mix during a deadly pandemic won't make anyone safer, but it will make the gun lobby richer, this spike in gun sales is deeply concerning, particularly for the millions of children unexpectedly at home with unsecured guns, women sheltering in place with abusers, and anyone struggling economically and psychologically.

  3. Olivia Nuzzi:

    In September, Corey Lewandowskitold Politico, ‘ Get your facts right... I have nothing to do with Turnberry Solutions. ’ Mr. Corey Lewandowski, who hasn't been registered as a lobbyist since 2011, reportedly signed a noncompete when Corey Lewandowski departed Corey Lewandowski firm, Avenue Strategies, in May 2017, which prevents Corey Lewandowski from lobbying or directing others to lobby for foreign or domestic clients for a year, according to Corey Lewandowski former partner there, so it's very interesting that Corey Lewandowski refers to the offices of Turnberry Solutions, in Corey Lewandowski statement to Fox News, as ‘ my office. ’ If Corey Lewandowski has nothing to do with Turnberry Solutions, why would Corey Lewandowski be in a position to grant or deny anyone permission to enter offices belonging to Turnberry Solutions ?

  4. Chris Cahill:

    There is no place in the upcoming debate for the radical gun lobby which has made its presence felt in previous attempts to make our country safer, we have seen what happens in the United States when gun radicals are involved. Nothing. That is not good enough for New Zealand.

  5. Robert White:

    The governor and others have knuckled under to the threats of big business and the LGBT lobby group.

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