—n. 1. an entrance hall, corridor, or vestibule, as in a public building, often serving as an anteroom; foyer.
2. a large public room or hall adjacent to a legislative chamber.
3. a group of persons who work or conduct a campaign to influence members of a legislature to vote according to the group's special interest.
—v.i. to solicit or try to influence the votes of members of a legislative body.
—v.t. 1. to try to influence the actions of (public officials, esp. legislators).
2. to urge or procure the passage of (a bill), by lobbying.