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lob·by

 (lŏb′ē)
n. pl. lob·bies
1. A hall, foyer, or waiting room at or near the entrance to a building, such as a hotel or theater.
2. A public room next to the assembly chamber of a legislative body.
3. A group of persons engaged in trying to influence legislators or other public officials in favor of a specific cause: the banking lobby; the labor lobby.
v. lob·bied, lob·by·ing, lob·bies
v.intr.
To try to influence the thinking of legislators or other public officials for or against a specific cause: lobbying for stronger environmental safeguards; lobbied against the proliferation of nuclear arms.
v.tr.
1. To try to influence public officials on behalf of or against (proposed legislation, for example): lobbied the bill through Congress; lobbied the bill to a negative vote.
2. To try to influence (an official) to take a desired action.

[Medieval Latin lobia, monastic cloister, of Germanic origin.]

lob′by·er, lob′by·ist n.
lob′by·ism n.

lobby

(ˈlɒbɪ)
n, pl -bies
1. (Architecture) a room or corridor used as an entrance hall, vestibule, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly Brit a hall in a legislative building used for meetings between the legislators and members of the public
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly Also called: division lobby Brit one of two corridors in a legislative building in which members vote
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of persons who attempt to influence legislators on behalf of a particular interest
vb, -bies, -bying or -bied
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to attempt to influence (legislators, etc) in the formulation of policy
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (intr) to act in the manner of a lobbyist
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to apply pressure or influence for the passage of (a bill, etc)
[C16: from Medieval Latin lobia portico, from Old High German lauba arbor, from laub leaf]
ˈlobbyer n

lob•by

(ˈlɒb i)

n., pl. -bies, n.
1. an entrance hall, corridor, or vestibule, as in a public building, often serving as an anteroom; foyer.
2. a public room or hall adjacent to a legislative chamber.
3. a group of persons who try to influence legislators or other public officials to vote or act in favor of a special interest.
v.i.
4. to try to influence legislation or administrative decisions.
v.t.
5. to try to influence the actions or votes of (legislators or other public officials).
6. to urge or procure the passage of (legislation) by lobbying.
[1545–55; < Medieval Latin lobia, laubia covered way < Germanic *laubja (compare Old High German louppea, louba arbor, probably derivative of laub leaf); compare lodge]

lobby

- One of its early meanings was "monastic cloister," from Latin lobia, "covered way," before it came to mean the passage or waiting area between rooms in a building.
See also related terms for rooms.

Lobby

 those who try to influence legislators, collectively; a body of lobbyists.

lobby


Past participle: lobbied
Gerund: lobbying

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am lobbying
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Present Perfect
I have lobbied
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Past Continuous
I was lobbying
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we were lobbying
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Past Perfect
I had lobbied
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Future
I will lobby
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Future Perfect
I will have lobbied
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Future Continuous
I will be lobbying
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lobbying
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would lobby
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Past Conditional
I would have lobbied
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lobby

A group of people who try to influence the decisions of a legislature in favor of a particular interest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lobby - a large entrance or reception room or arealobby - a large entrance or reception room or area
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
narthex - a vestibule leading to the nave of a church
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
2.lobby - the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
3.lobby - a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
National Rifle Association, NRA - a powerful lobby that advocates the right to own and bear arms and rejects any gun regulation by the government
Verb1.lobby - detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
solicit, beg, tap - make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently; "Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce"; "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"

lobby

verb
1. campaign, press, pressure, push, influence, promote, urge, persuade, appeal, petition, pull strings (Brit. informal), exert influence, bring pressure to bear, solicit votes Gun control advocates are lobbying hard for new laws.
noun
1. pressure group, group, camp, faction, lobbyists, interest group, special-interest group, ginger group Agricultural interests are some of the most powerful lobbies there.
2. corridor, hall, passage, entrance, porch, hallway, foyer, passageway, entrance hall, vestibule I met her in the lobby of the museum.
Translations
جَماعَة ضَغْط على الحُكومَهصالة الدُّخول والإنتِظار في الفُندُقيَسْعى إلى الضَّغْط على الحُكومَه
halanátlaková skupinaovlivňovatvestibulvykonávat nátlak
drive lobbyvirksomhedlobby
lobbilobbizik
forsalur, anddyriòrÿstihópurreka áróîur, reyna aî hafa áhrif á
lobiaimėginti paveikti
aģitētfoajēietekmētkuluārilobisti, lobiji
vestibulvykonávať nátlakzáujmová/nátlaková skupina
preddverje
antrekuliskulis yapmaklobi

lobby

[ˈlɒbɪ]
A. N
1. (= entrance hall) → vestíbulo m; (= corridor) → pasillo m; (= anteroom) → antecámara f; (= waiting room) → sala f de espera
2. (Pol) (for public) → vestíbulo m público, antecámara f; (= division lobby) (for voting) → sala f de votantes
3. (= pressure group) → grupo m de presión
the environmental lobbyel grupo de presión ecologista
B. VT to lobby one's member of parliamentejercer presiones sobre su diputado
C. VIejercer presiones, presionar
to lobby for a reformpresionar para conseguir una reforma
D. CPD lobby correspondent N (Brit) → corresponsal mf parlamentario/a

lobby

[ˈlɒbi]
n
(= hall) → hall m
(= pressure group) → lobby m
the anti-nuclear lobby → le lobby antinucléaire
vt [+ politician, parliament] → faire du lobbying auprès de
vi
to lobby for sth → faire du lobbying pour qch

lobby

n (= entrance hall)Vor- or Eingangshalle f; (of hotel, theatre)Foyer nt; (= corridor)Flur m, → Korridor m; (= anteroom, waiting room)Vorzimmer nt; (= place in Parliament)Lobby f; (Pol) → Lobby f, → Interessengruppe for -verband m; the gun lobbydie Waffenlobby
vt to lobby one’s Member of Parliamentauf seinen Abgeordneten Einfluss nehmen; to lobby a bill through parliamentals Interessengruppe ein Gesetz durchs Parlament bringen
viauf die Abgeordneten Einfluss nehmen, Lobbyist(in) sein; they are lobbying for this reformdie Lobbyisten versuchen, diese Reform durchzubringen; the farmers are lobbying for higher subsidiesdie Bauernlobby will höhere Subventionen durchsetzen

lobby

[ˈlɒbɪ]
1. n
a.atrio, hall f inv
b. (Pol) (pressure group) → gruppo di pressione, lobby f inv
2. vt (Pol) → far pressione su
3. vifare pressioni
to lobby for a reform → fare pressioni per ottenere una riforma

lobby

(ˈlobi) plural ˈlobbies noun
1. a (small) entrance-hall. a hotel lobby.
2. a group of people who try to influence the Government etc in a certain way or for a certain purpose.
verb
to try to influence (the Government etc).

lobby

n. salón de entrada, sala de espera, vestíbulo.
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