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lobbies, plural;
  1. Seek to influence (a politician or public official) on an issue
    • - it is recommending that booksellers lobby their representatives
    • - a group lobbying for better rail services
  1. A room providing a space out of which one or more other rooms or corridors lead, typically one near the entrance of a public building

  2. A group of people seeking to influence politicians or public officials on a particular issue
    • - members of the anti-abortion lobby
    • - lobby groups
  3. An organized attempt by members of the public to influence politicians or public officials
    • - a recent lobby of Congress by retirees

  1. anteroom: a large entrance or reception room or area
  2. detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
  3. the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest
  4. a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
  5. (lobbyism) the practice of lobbying; the activities of a lobbyist
  6. Lobby was a Slovak Eurodance music band from 1995 to 2001.
  7. Lobby is a traditional dish from North Staffordshire, England. It was originally eaten by impoverished potters who lacked the money for fresh ingredients.
  8. A lobby is a room in a building which is used for entry from the outside. Sometimes referred to as a foyer or an entrance hall.
  9. The Lobby is the term to collectively describe the political journalists in the United Kingdom Houses of Parliament. The term is derived from the special access they are granted to the Members' Lobby
  10. The Lobby is an improvisational comedy group based in Southern California. Unlike many improv groups, which are composed of many members who perform on a rotating basis, The Lobby is a small, close-knit group. The audience gets to know each of the players and feel they are part of the group. ...
  11. Lobbying (also Lobby) is a form of advocacy with the intention of influencing decisions made by legislators and officials in the government by individuals, other legislators, constituents, or advocacy groups. ...
  12. An entryway or reception area; vestibule; A class or group of people who try to lobby or influence public officials; collectively, lobbyists; To attempt to influence (a public official or decision-maker) in favor of a specific opinion or cause
  13. (Lobbying) An attempt to influence legislators' decisions.
  14. (Lobbying) Efforts to influence legislation by influencing the opinion of legislators, legislative staff and government administrators directly involved in drafting legislative proposals. ...
  15. (Lobbying) The process of attempting to influence the decisions of the government, especially the legislative bodies. Lobbyists represent many interests from corporations to local governments, educational and non-profit institutions.
  16. (lobbying) Trying to influence decision makers. Interest groups use lobbying as a tactic to pursue the interests of their members, but individuals, too, can lobby. Lobbying can be done directly or indirectly, and can be aimed at any branch or level of government.
  17. (Lobbying) A branch of PR which involves establishing direct relations with influential statutory bodies, government representatives or other organisations which can affect the outcome of a client’s project. ...
  18. (Lobbying) Any activity carried out to influence a government or institution’s policies and decisions in favour of a specific cause or outcome.
  19. (Lobbying) Any attempt to influence public officials in support of, or in opposition to, any legislation that has been introduced, or any draft legislation that may be introduced, in any legislative body.
  20. (Lobbying) Campaigning with the hope to influence a vote.
  21. (Lobbying) Communication with elected officials or their staff, which expresses a position on a pending piece of legislation.
  22. (Lobbying) Influencing decision-makers through individual and group face-to-face persuasion or letter writing.
  23. (Lobbying) Programs or activities aimed at influencing legislation.
  24. (Lobbying) The process of attempting to influence the passage, defeat or content of legislation by individuals or a group other than members of Congress.