LOBBY is a modernish edition to the English American language and has for me a political hint to it. it is also a verb /a place /and a type of food(thick stew). therefore I find it limiting in its usage. notice the word THICK to describe a stew. is that a hint of sarcasm denoting the word lobby? then it is a corridor too. corridor usually is smaller than a hall, usually dark and does not evoke a sense of space as oppose to hall. can you think of other words that take on the same role?