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.

    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’.

  2. bureaunoun

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

    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’.

  3. bureaunoun

    Chest of drawers for clothes.

    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

How to pronounce bureau?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say bureau in sign language?

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. Michael Madden:

    He's tried other things such as (Workers' Party) Political Bureau meetings, dismissals, demotions, etc., and it hasn't had the effect he wanted, the Party Congress is the most effective way to re-set North Korean political culture.

  2. Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch:

    When Federal Bureau of Investigation comes in and tells you that they have information that there might be Russian money involved in the vendor you have for your electoral system, you take notice.

  3. Robert Tufano:

    Investigators determined the victim, Robert Manson, met a woman in the hotel bar the prior night and took her back to his hotel room, mr. Manson identified himself as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  4. 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.

  5. John Iannarelli:

    If you’re using your personal account, there would need to be an investigation and a subpoena [to obtain those messages], which could be forthcoming, there is a serious problem with an FBI agent purposefully wishing to take bureau-related matters to an unsecure platform for the purposes of not being discovered by their employee.

Images & Illustrations of bureau

  1. bureaubureaubureaubureaubureau

Popularity rank by frequency of use

bureau#1#2973#10000

Translations for bureau

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مكتبArabic
  • бюро́, писа́лище, канто́раBulgarian
  • burevBreton
  • kancelář, úřadCzech
  • Büro, Sekretär, Schreibtisch, KommodeGerman
  • escritorio, cómoda, oficinaSpanish
  • دفترPersian
  • virasto, toimisto, työpöytä, kirjoituspöytä, lipastoFinnish
  • skrivstovaFaroese
  • bureau, secrétaire, chiffonnier, agence, commodeFrench
  • שולחן, לשכהHebrew
  • ऑफ़िस, दफ़तरHindi
  • szekreterHungarian
  • գրասեղան, բյուրո, գրասենյակArmenian
  • scrivania, scrittoio, comò, ufficio, cassettoneItalian
  • 事務所, オフィス, 事務室Japanese
  • ბიურო, ოფისიGeorgian
  • 사무소, 사무실Korean
  • канцела́ријаMacedonian
  • biroMalay
  • uffiċċju, skrivanija, buròMaltese
  • kommode, skatoll, sekretærNorwegian
  • bureau, bureel, agentschap, kast, kledingkast, kantoorDutch
  • kommode, skatoll, sekretærNorwegian Nynorsk
  • biura, biurko, biurka, biuroPolish
  • mesa, escrivaninha, birô, escritório, cômoda, cômodasPortuguese
  • birouRomanian
  • пи́сьменный стол, комо́д, бюро́, шифонье́р, бю́ро, конто́ра, конто́рка, о́фис, секрете́р, канцеля́рияRussian
  • kanceláriaSlovak
  • byråSwedish
  • kawanihanTagalog
  • büro, şifonyerTurkish
  • văn phòng, giúp đỡVietnamese
  • Chinese

Get even more translations for bureau »

Translation

Find a translation for the bureau definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these bureau definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "bureau." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 23 Jun 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/bureau>.

    Are we missing a good definition for bureau? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a long narrow excavation in the earth
    • A. wavering
    • B. whitewash
    • C. evangelist
    • D. ditch

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for bureau: