(noun, verb)


1. a large entrance or reception room or area

Similar word(s): antechamber, anteroom, foyer, hall, vestibule

Definition categories: man–made, room

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

Definition categories: group, people

3. an interest group that tries to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor, typically through lobbying

Definition categories: group, interest

Sentences with lobby as a noun:

- I had to wait in the lobby for hours before seeing the doctor.

- The influence of the tobacco lobby has decreased considerably in the US.


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

Similar word(s): buttonhole

Definition categories: social, beg, solicit, tap

Sentences with lobby as a verb:

- For years, pro-life groups have continued to lobby hard for restrictions on abortion.