LOB'BY, n.

1. An opening before a room, or an entrance into a principal apartment, where there is a considerable space between that and the portico or vestibule.

2. A small hall or waiting room.

3. A small apartment taken from a hall or entry.

4. In a ship, an apartment close before the captain's cabin.

5. In agriculture, a confined place for cattle, formed by hedges, trees or other fencing, near the farm-yard.