Translation of lobby in Spanish:
noun plural lobbies
- 1 (entrance hall)(in theater) foyer (masculine)Example sentences
- Clad in bright green glass tiles, the entrance lobby leads to a restful white panelled ante room.
- A glazed tunnel set slightly off axis leads down through the treelined courtyard into the entrance lobby, one level below ground.
- The third strategy (mixed mode) combines natural and artificial ventilation in transition spaces such as lobbies, foyers and the courtyard.
- 2 (in UK) (Politics)(sala donde el público puede entrevistarse con los representantes de un cuerpo legislativo)Example sentences
- The meeting also decided to ban smoking in the Central Hall and lobbies of Parliament in the light of a Supreme Court order against smoking at all public places in the country.
- In the years I knew him in the lobbies of the parliament, he was not only one of the most agreeable and charming MPs I had to deal with but one of the few people who really seemed to know what was going on.
- Just before the dinner break when we took the vote on the Relationships Bill, inadvertently a vote was cast for one member on our side of the House in both lobbies.
- 3 (pressure group) the anti-abortion lobbyel grupo de presión or el lobby anti-abortistaExample sentences
- It would be easy to imagine that the reason why the question of pain and late abortion have become connected is because the anti-abortion lobby have exploited the issue.
- This makes it a perfect issue for the anti-abortion lobby to take up.
- He also boasted of being sought by numerous other lobbies, including the Hollywood trade group MPAA and several telecommunications firms.
transitive verb lobbies, lobbying, lobbied
- (politicians/delegates)to lobby somebody
ejercer presión sobre
forsomethingthey are lobbying the council for increased subsidiesestán presionando al ayuntamiento para que aumente las subvencionesExample sentences
- Protesters lobbied councillors as they went into their meeting.
- Private firms spend millions lobbying politicians to promote their interests.
- They also lobbied councillors and told them the increase in traffic would created a safety risk.
intransitive verb -bies, -bying, -bied
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