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From Old French *lobie < Medieval Latin lobium, lobia, laubia (a portico, covered way, gallery) < Old High German or Patrono:Gmh[[Category:Patrono:Gmh derivations|Lobby]].

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Lobby

Plural
lobbies

Lobby (plural lobbies)
  1. An entryway or reception area; vestibule.
    I had to wait in the lobby for hours before seeing the doctor.
  2. A class or group of people who try to lobby or influence public officials; collectively, lobbyists.
    The influence of the tobacco lobby has decreased considerably in the US.
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to Lobby

Third person singular
lobbies

Simple past
lobbied

Past participle
lobbied

Present participle
Lobbying

to Lobby (third-person singular simple present lobbies, present participle Lobbying, simple past and past participle lobbied)
  1. (intransitive, transitive) To attempt to influence (a public official or decision-maker) in favor of a specific opinion or cause.
    For years, pro-life groups have continued to lobby hard for restrictions on abortion.
    The corporations don't have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government. -- Jim Hightower
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Lobby

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uncountable

Lobby (uncountable)
  1. (informal) scouse (from lobscouse)
    • My mam cooked us lobby for tea last night.

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lobby f. inv.

  1. lobby (group of people; hall of a bank)et:lobby

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