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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlobbylob‧by1 /ˈlɒbi $ ˈlɑːbi/ ●○○ noun (plural lobbies) [countable]  1 TBBa wide passage or large hall just inside the entrance to a public building syn foyer a hotel lobby I’ll meet you in the entrance lobby.2 a) PGPa hall in the British parliament where members of parliament and the public meet b) PPVone of the two passages in the British parliament where members go to vote for or against a bill3 BBa group of people who try to persuade a government that a particular law or situation should be changed the anti-foxhunting lobby a powerful environmental lobby groupGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?In this meaning, lobby is usually followed by a singular verb: The business lobby has warned the government against raising taxes.In British English, you can also use a plural verb: The business lobby have warned the government against raising taxes.4 PPPERSUADEan attempt to persuade a government to change a law, make a new law etc a mass lobby of Parliament by women’s organizations
Examples from the Corpus
lobbyBoth classes shared a lobby which had racks on two levels for coats.Perhaps it is time to recognise that the country-sport vote and lobby should also be taken seriously.The law has the support of the gun-control lobby.It is a textbook case of how effectively corporate lobbies work in Brussels, not just Washington.In his lobby the building management had set up a television screen so that the doorman could watch for criminals.But the minister had not allowed for pressure from a powerful lobby, that of family associations and pro-life groups.The tropical plants in the lobby, I notice, are fake as well.He walked from the Red Field into the lobby and there was no place to sit.And then we were going down the stairs to the lobby.