What does Bureau mean?

Definitions for Bureau
ˈbyʊər oʊ; ˈbyʊər oʊzBu·reau

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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’.

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. Adam Schiff:

    Christopher Wray became FBI director at a moment of tremendous turmoil for the bureau and the country, and he has served with great professionalism and integrity. I am glad to see that President Biden intends to keep Director Wray in his position.

  2. White House:

    Text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok andLisa Pagein 2016 that were obtained by Fox News on Tuesday refer to then-candidate Donald Trump as a ‘loathsome human’ and ‘an idiot.’ More than 10,000 texts between Strzok and Page were being reviewed by the Justice Department after Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe after it was revealed that some of them contained anti-Trump content. The messages were sent during the 2016 campaign and contain discussions about various candidates. … House Intelligence Committee investigators have long regarded Strzok as a key figure in the chain of events that began when the bureau, in 2016, received the infamous anti-Trump ‘dossier’ and launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election that ultimately came to encompass FISA surveillance of a Trump campaign associate.

  3. The Sierra Club:

    The City of Los Angeles spoke with one voice and rejected buying power from the ecologically damaging Soda Mountain Solar project, given the Bureau of Land Management’s recent decision to approve the project, this leadership from Los Angeles is well-timed and makes a powerful statement.

  4. Steven Dillingham:

    Building on our successful and innovative internet response option, the dedicated women and men of the Census Bureau, including our temporary workforce deploying in communities across the country in upcoming weeks, will work diligently to achieve an accurate count.

  5. The Bureau:

    The implementation of this settlement agreement will adequately resolve the Bureau's concerns related to the manufacture of air springs for commercial vehicles.

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