Meaning of 'lobby' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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.
- 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.
- An apartment or passageway in the fore part of an
old-fashioned cabin under the quarter-deck.
- A confined place for cattle, formed by hedges. trees, or
other fencing, near the farmyard. - To address or solicit members of a legislative body in
the lobby or elsewhere, with the purpose to influence their votes. - To urge the adoption or passage of by soliciting members
of a legislative body; as, to lobby a bill.