[lob-ee-ist] /ˈlɒb i ɪst/
a person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest; a member of a .
a person employed by a particular interest to lobby
1863, American English, from lobby (n.) in the political sense + -ist.
[A] strong lobbyist will permit himself to lose heavily at the poker-table, under the assumption that the great Congressman who wins the stake will look leniently upon the little appropriation he means to ask for. [George A. Townsend, “Events at the National Capital and the Campaign of 1876,” Hartford, Conn., 1876]
[lohb] /loʊb/ noun 1. a roundish projection or division, as of an organ or a leaf. 2. . /ləʊb/ noun 1. any rounded projection forming part of a larger structure 2. any of the subdivisions of a bodily organ or part, delineated by shape or connective tissue 3. short for ear lobe 4. any of […]
[loh-bek-tuh-mee] /loʊˈbɛk tə mi/ noun, plural lobectomies. Surgery. 1. excision of a of an organ or gland. /ləʊˈbɛktəmɪ/ noun (pl) -mies 1. surgical removal of a lobe from any organ or gland in the body, esp removal of tissue from the frontal lobe of the brain in an attempt to alleviate mental disorder lobectomy lo·bec·to·my […]
[lohbd] /loʊbd/ adjective 1. having a or ; lobate. 2. Botany. (of a leaf) having or divisions extending less than halfway to the middle of the base.
- Lobe-finned fish
[lohb-find] /ˈloʊbˌfɪnd/ noun 1. any fish that has rounded scales and lobed fins, as the coelacanth. lobe-finned fish Any of various fishes of the class Sarcopterygii, having fins that are rounded and fleshy, suggesting limbs. One group of lobe-finned fish are thought to be ancestors of amphibians and other land-dwelling vertebrate animals. They first appeared […]