What does Bureau mean?

Definitions for Bureau
ˈbyʊər oʊ; ˈbyʊər oʊzbu·reau

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Bureau.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agency, federal agency, government agency, bureau, office, authoritynoun

    an administrative unit of government

    "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"

  2. chest of drawers, chest, bureau, dressernoun

    furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

Wiktionary

  1. bureaunoun

    Office.

  2. bureaunoun

    Desk, usually with a cover and compartments for storing papers etc. located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath.

  3. bureaunoun

    Chest of drawers for clothes.

  4. Etymology: bureau ‘desk’, earlier ‘coarse cloth (as desk cover), baize’, from Old French burel ‘woolen cloth’, diminutive of *bure (cf. Middle French bure ‘coarse woolen cloth’, French bourre ‘hair, fluff’), from Late Latin burra ‘wool, fluff, shaggy cloth, coarse fabric’; akin to Ancient Greek ‘shabby garment’.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bureaunoun

    A chest of drawers. It is pronounced as if it were spelt buro.

    Etymology: bureau, Fr.

    For not the desk with silver nails,
    Nor bureau of expence,
    Nor standish well japan’d, avails
    To writing of good sense. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bureaunoun

    originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for papers

  2. Bureaunoun

    the place where such a bureau is used; an office where business requiring writing is transacted

  3. Bureaunoun

    hence: A department of public business requiring a force of clerks; the body of officials in a department who labor under the direction of a chief

  4. Bureaunoun

    a chest of drawers for clothes, especially when made as an ornamental piece of furniture

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bureau

    būr′ō, n. a writing-table or chest of drawers: a room or office where such a table is used: a department for the transacting of public business:—pl. Bureaux (būr′ō), Bureaus (būr′ōz). [Fr. bureau—O. Fr. burel, russet cloth—L. burrus, red.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bureau

    a name given to a department of public administration, hence bureaucracy, a name for government by bureaux.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. bureau

    A long-standing functional organization, with a supporting staff designed to perform a specific function or activity within a joint force commander

Etymology and Origins

  1. Bureau

    French for a writing-desk, from buro, a drugget, with which it was invariably covered.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bureau' in Nouns Frequency: #1950

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bureau in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bureau in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Bureau in a Sentence

  1. Ted Wheeler:

    We’re actively working to recruit and retain our best officers to better protect Portlanders, and I’ve set a goal to hire 300 police staff over the next three years to get closer to minimum staffing levels for the Portland Police Bureau, my administration will continue to lead in prioritizing public safety, and we’re not going to stop until peace returns to Portland.

  2. Kellyanne Conway:

    President Trump wants an FBI director who is impartial, who's not politicized and who has the confidence and trust of people in the bureau, of Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill, of the attorney general, of the deputy attorney general who oversees the FBI director and of the President of the United States, and (Comey) had lost that.

  3. Michael Madden:

    From about June 2017 to earlier this year, the KPA general political bureau was under investigation by the( ruling Worker's Party), the first time in 20 years that the GPB was under investigation.

  4. Tyrone Covington:

    I'm disappointed in the Dept. of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons for simply not notifying Metropolitan Correctional Center of such a big decision, even though Metropolitan Correctional Center believe this is something that should have happened, but you should have told Metropolitan Correctional Center.

  5. Zheng Lunshun:

    The Public Security Bureau gave us access to a website to check. For every worker, we need to check if their ID is real, and only then can we hire them, if their identity cards were fake, we wouldn't be able to find them on the online system.

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    relating to or involving money
    • A. askant
    • B. flabby
    • C. pecuniary
    • D. currish

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