1. a large entrance or reception room or area
Definition categories: man–made, room
2. the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest
3. an interest group that tries to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor, typically through lobbying
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
Sentences with lobby as a verb:
- For years, pro-life groups have continued to lobby hard for restrictions on abortion.