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. Gaspar Mbongo:

    When the material arrived at the polling station during the night there was no one here to receive it, so they were obliged to leave it at the police post, this morning the head of the voting bureau had to get the materials back from the police station and this explains the delay.

  2. Wafa Hefny:

    There are two things we insist on... On the level of the organization, we want to be represented strongly in the shura and the Guidance Bureau.

  3. The Portland Police Association:

    After nearly 75 consecutive nights of violence, destruction, and mayhem, a small group of RRT (Rapid Response Team) officers—including Officer Budworth—were again tasked with dealing with the riot, per PPB Command Staff orders, RRT officers cleared the rioters from the area to allow the Fire Bureau to extinguish the blaze. But the rioters were not satisfied.

  4. John Barrasso:

    Tracy Stone-Manning collaborated with ecoterrorists, she lied to this committee, and she continues to harbor extremist views most Americans find reprehensible, she is thoroughly disqualified from holding the important position of director of the Bureau of Land Management.

  5. Ted Wheeler:

    With strategic planning and oversight, the Portland Police Bureau and I mitigated confrontation between the two events and minimized the impact of the weekend’s events to Portlanders.

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