lobby

lobby
[[t]lɒ̱bi[/t]]
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lobbies, lobbying, lobbied
1) VERB If you lobby someone such as a member of a government or council, you try to persuade them that a particular law should be changed or that a particular thing should be done.

[V n] Carers from all over the UK lobbied Parliament last week to demand a better financial deal...

[V for/against n] Gun control advocates are lobbying hard for new laws...

[V for/against n] The union has attacked the plan and threatened to lobby against it...

It must be terribly frustrating to lobby and get absolutely nowhere.

Derived words:
lobbying N-UNCOUNT

The aid was frozen in June after intense lobbying by conservative Republicans.

2) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft supp N, N of n A lobby is a group of people who represent a particular organization or campaign, and try to persuade a government or council to help or support them.

Agricultural interests are some of the most powerful lobbies in Washington...

He set up this lobby of independent producers.

...the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, a housing lobby group.

3) N-COUNT In a hotel or other large building, the lobby is the area near the entrance that usually has corridors and staircases leading off it.

I met her in the lobby of the museum.


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  • lobby — lobby …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Lobby — Lobby …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • lobby — [ lɔbi ] n. m. • 1952; à propos des États Unis 1857; mot angl. « couloir » ♦ Anglic. Groupe de pression. Des lobbys ou des lobbies. « Les lobbies des producteurs américains de gaz » (L Express, 1973). Action d un lobby (lobbying n. m. ); membre d …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lobby — Sf Wandelhalle; Interessengruppe erw. fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. lobby, das über mittellateinische Vermittlung zurückgeht auf awfrk. * laubja Laubengang (Laube). Die metonymische Bedeutung kommt davon, daß in den Wandelhallen… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • lobby — s.n. Grup de persoane care influenţează, din afară, hotărârile unui parlament; grup de presiune. [pr.: lóbi] – cuv. engl. Trimis de LauraGellner, 24.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  LOBBY [pr.: lóbi] n. 1) Sală de aşteptare. 2) Sală specială în clădirea… …   Dicționar Român

  • Lobby — Lob by, n.; pl. {Lobbies}. [LL. lobium, lobia, laubia, a covered portico fit for walking, fr. OHG. louba, G. laube, arbor. See {Lodge}.] 1. (Arch.) A passage or hall of communication, especially when large enough to serve also as a waiting room.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lobby — may refer to:* Lobby (room), an entranceway or foyer in a building * Lobbying, the action or the group used to influence a viewpoint to politicians * Lobby (food), a thick stew made in North Staffordshire, not unlike Lancashire Hotpot * Lobby… …   Wikipedia

  • lobby — lob·by 1 n pl lobbies: a group of persons engaged in lobbying esp. as representatives of a particular interest group lobby 2 vb lob·bied, lob·by·ing vi: to conduct activities aimed at influencing public officials and esp. members of a legislative …   Law dictionary

  • lobby — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. n ndm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} pozaparlamentarna, wpływowa grupa osób, wywierająca nacisk na organy władzy państwowej w interesie jakichś grup zawodowych, gospodarczych, ugrupowań politycznych itp. : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Lobby… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Lobby — Lob by, v. t. To urge the adoption or passage of by soliciting members of a legislative body; as, to lobby a bill; also used with the legislators as object; as, to lobby the state legislatuire for protection. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lobby — [läb′ē] n. pl. lobbies [LL lobia: see LODGE] 1. a hall or large anteroom, as a waiting room or vestibule of an apartment house, hotel, theater, etc. 2. a large hall adjacent to the assembly hall of a legislature and open to the public ☆ 3. a… …   English World dictionary

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