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lobby


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lobby  \Lob"by\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lobbied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lobbying}.] 
  To  address  or  solicit  members  of  a  legislative  body  in  the 
  lobby  or  elsewhere,  with  the  purpose  to  influence  their 
  votes.[U.S.]  --Bartlett. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lobby  \Lob"by\,  v.  t. 
  To  urge  the  adoption  or  passage  of  by  soliciting  members  of  a 
  legislative  body;  as  to  lobby  a  bill.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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;  any  persons,  not  members  of 
  a  legislative  body,  who  strive  to  influence  its 
  proceedings  by  personal  agency 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lobby 
  n  1:  a  large  entrance  or  reception  room  or  area  [syn:  {anteroom}, 
  {antechamber},  {entrance  hall},  {hall},  {foyer},  {vestibule}] 
  2:  a  group  of  people  who  try  actively  to  influence  legislation 
  [syn:  {pressure  group},  {third  house}] 
  v  :  detain  in  conversation  by  or  as  if  by  holding  on  to  the 
  outer  garments  of  as  for  political  or  economic  favors 
  [syn:  {buttonhole}] 




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