Lobby

Definition of Lobby

Lob´by
n.1.(Arch.) 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.
2.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;
3.(Naut.) An apartment or passageway in the fore part of an old-fashioned cabin under the quarter-deck.
4.(Agric.) A confined place for cattle, formed by hedges. trees, or other fencing, near the farmyard.
Lobby member
a lobbyist.
v. i.1.To address or solicit members of a legislative body in the lobby or elsewhere, with the purpose to influence their votes; in an extended sense, to try to influence decision-makers in any circumstance.
[imp. & p. p. Lobbied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lobbying.]
v. t.1.To urge the adoption or passage of by soliciting members of a legislative body; as, to lobby a bill; - also used with the legislators as object; as, to lobby the state legislatuire for protection.

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