Lobby Lob"by, n.; pl. {Lobbies}. [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor. See {Lodge}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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; hence: any persons, not members of a legislative body, who strive to influence its proceedings by personal agency; a group of lobbyists for a particular cause; as, the drug industry lobby. [U. S.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. (Naut.) An apartment or passageway in the fore part of an old-fashioned cabin under the quarter-deck. [1913 Webster]

4. (Agric.) A confined place for cattle, formed by hedges. trees, or other fencing, near the farmyard. [1913 Webster]

{Lobby member}, a lobbyist. [Humorous cant, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lobby — Sf Wandelhalle; Interessengruppe erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. lobby, das über mittellateinische Vermittlung zurückgeht auf awfrk. * laubja Laubengang (Laube). Die metonymische Bedeutung kommt davon, daß in den Wandelhallen… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • lobby — s.n. Grup de persoane care influenţează, din afară, hotărârile unui parlament; grup de presiune. [pr.: lóbi] – cuv. engl. Trimis de LauraGellner, 24.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  LOBBY [pr.: lóbi] n. 1) Sală de aşteptare. 2) Sală specială în clădirea… …   Dicționar Român

  • Lobby — may refer to:* Lobby (room), an entranceway or foyer in a building * Lobbying, the action or the group used to influence a viewpoint to politicians * Lobby (food), a thick stew made in North Staffordshire, not unlike Lancashire Hotpot * Lobby… …   Wikipedia

  • lobby — lob·by 1 n pl lobbies: a group of persons engaged in lobbying esp. as representatives of a particular interest group lobby 2 vb lob·bied, lob·by·ing vi: to conduct activities aimed at influencing public officials and esp. members of a legislative …   Law dictionary

  • lobby — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} pozaparlamentarna, wpływowa grupa osób, wywierająca nacisk na organy władzy państwowej w interesie jakichś grup zawodowych, gospodarczych, ugrupowań politycznych itp. : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Lobby… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Lobby — Lob by, v. t. 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. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lobby — [läb′ē] n. pl. lobbies [LL lobia: see LODGE] 1. a hall or large anteroom, as a waiting room or vestibule of an apartment house, hotel, theater, etc. 2. a large hall adjacent to the assembly hall of a legislature and open to the public ☆ 3. a… …   English World dictionary

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