Lobby member, a lobbyist. [Humorous cant, U. S.]

(Lob"by), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lobbied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lobbying.] To address or solicit members of a legislative body in the lobby or elsewhere, with the purpose to influence their votes.[U.S.] Bartlett.

(Lob"by), v. t. To urge the adoption or passage of by soliciting members of a legislative body; as, to lobby a bill. [U.S.]

(Lob"by*ist), n. A member of the lobby; a person who solicits members of a legislature for the purpose of influencing legislation. [U.S.]

(Lob"cock`) n. A dull, sluggish person; a lubber; a lob. [Low]

(Lobe) n. [F. lobe, Gr. lobo`s.] Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form; as: (a) (Bot.) A rounded projection or division of a leaf. Gray. (b)(Zoöl.) A membranous flap on the sides of the toes of certain birds, as the coot. (c) (Anat.) A round projecting part of an organ, as of the liver, lungs, brain, etc. See Illust. of Brain. (b) (Mach.) The projecting part of a cam wheel or of a non-circular gear wheel.

Lobe of the ear, the soft, fleshy prominence in which the human ear terminates below. See. Illust. of Ear.

(Lobed) a. Having lobes; lobate.

(Lobe"foot`) n. (Zoöl.) A bird having lobate toes; esp., a phalarope.

(Lobe"-foot`ed), a. (Zoöl.) Lobiped.

(Lo"bar) a. Of or pertaining to a lobe; characterized by, or like, a lobe or lobes.

(Lo"bate Lo"ba*ted) a. [See Lobe.]

1. (Bot.) Consisting of, or having, lobes; lobed; as, a lobate leaf.

2. (Zoöl.) (a) Having lobes; — said of the tails of certain fishes having the integument continued to the bases of the fin rays. (b) Furnished with membranous flaps, as the toes of a coot. See Illust. (m) under Aves.

(Lo"bate*ly) adv. As a lobe; so as to make a lobe; in a lobate manner.

(Lob"bish) a. Like a lob; consisting of lobs. Sir. P. Sidney.

(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. 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.

2. 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. [U.S.]

3. (Naut.) An apartment or passageway in the fore part of an old-fashioned cabin under the quarter- deck.

4. (Agric.) A confined place for cattle, formed by hedges. trees, or other fencing, near the farmyard.

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