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English definition of “lobby”


noun [C] (SPACE)   /ˈlɑ·bi/
a large , open space just inside the main entrance of a public building such as a hotel , office building , or theater : As you enter the lobby, you’ll see the elevators on your right .
(Definition of lobby noun (SPACE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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