What does Bureau mean?

Definitions for Bureau
ˈbyʊər oʊ; ˈbyʊər oʊzbu·reau

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

ChatGPT

  1. bureau

    A bureau is a department or subdivision of a larger organization, institution, or government, responsible for managing and organizing a certain area of activity. It can also refer to a chest of drawers or writing desk, typically with a mirror attached.

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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BUREAU

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau is ranked #28909 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bureau surname appeared 822 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bureau.

    83.3% or 685 total occurrences were White.
    11.4% or 94 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 14 total occurrences were Asian.

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. Brett Eagleson:

    The DOJ/FBI have already had three years to' review' the files and can act immediately to produce the documents including the unredacted 2016 The FBI Review Report of the bureau's years-long investigation of Saudi government agents who' are known to have provided substantial assistance to' the hijackers, as well as phone records and witness statements.

  2. United States:

    This case had been a topic of discussion for some time, the' waiting on' was an indecision and a cautiousness on the part of the Bureau with respect to what to do, whether there was sufficient predication to open.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Mark Jones:

    ATF needs to actually regulate the firearms industry instead of merely paying lip service to that aspect of its mission, for many years now, ATF has been out of balance, and I expect David to return the bureau to its core missions.

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