What does the word lobby mean?

Usage examples for lobby

  1. They passed the hotel and made straight for the county clerk's office, too absorbed in their mission to observe that their passing had brought the three newspaper men from the hotel lobby. – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  2. Talk about the power of the press, say, in a legislature, when once the members are suspicious that somebody is trying to influence them, and see how the press will retire, with what grace it can, before an invincible and virtuous lobby. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  3. He found Big George in the lobby staring with fascinated eyes at his finger- nails, which were strangely purified and glossy. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach