noun, plural lob·bies.
verb (used without object), lob·bied, lob·by·ing.
verb (used with object), lob·bied, lob·by·ing.
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Origin of lobby
OTHER WORDS FROM lobbylob·by·er, nounun·lob·bied, adjectiveun·lob·by·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for lobby
But a group of livid fans—over 45,000 of them, actually—are still lobbying to “Bring Beth Back!”
When he returned to New York, Lemkin became a one-man lobbying machine.
Lemkin died penniless at a bus stop in 1959, on his way to another day lobbying at the United Nations.
E.g., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent $136.3 million lobbying in 2012 and $74.7 million in 2013.
I opined about lobbying – smart clients hiring smart guys who use smart tactics to get smart with the government.
The repudiation of active politics did not carry with it a condemnation of legislative action or "lobbying."A History of Trade Unionism in the United States|Selig Perlman
Both reiterated views which during two days of lobbying they had disseminated in Columbia "on all proper occasions."The Day of the Confederacy|Nathaniel W. Stephenson
I reckon I can show Banks something that beats lobbying and log-rolling for contracts.The Crusade of the Excelsior|Bret Harte
On Sunday there must have been considerable lobbying done, as can be seen by the vote taken on Monday.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
There was no lobbying, and, in fact, it was not necessary for me to go to Albany at all.The Unpopular Review Vol. I|Various
British Dictionary definitions for lobby
noun plural -bies
verb -bies, -bying or -bied
Derived forms of lobbylobbyer, noun
Word Origin for lobby
Cultural definitions for lobby
A group whose members share certain goals and work to bring about the passage, modification, or defeat of laws that affect these goals. Lobbies (also called interest groups or pressure groups) can be long-standing (such as minority groups struggling to have their civil rights guaranteed) or ad hoc (such as a community threatened by proposed construction of a nuclear power plant). Lobbies may use grassroots methods, such as local rallies and campaigns, to build support for their cause and often employ professional lobbyists, who testify before congressional committees and approach policymakers in all government branches. Powerful lobbies, such as the AFL-CIO and the American Legion, with millions of members, have succeeded in establishing influence in Washington, D.C.