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, authority(noun)

    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, dresser(noun)

    furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

Wiktionary

  1. bureau(Noun)

    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. bureau(Noun)

    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. bureau(Noun)

    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. Bureau(noun)

    originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for papers

  2. Bureau(noun)

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

  3. Bureau(noun)

    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. Bureau(noun)

    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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How to say bureau in sign language?

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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. Donald Trump:

    Comey understood Trump's people as having neither knowledge of nor respect for the independence of the law enforcement function. And he saw it as an ongoing task on his part to protect the rest of the bureau from improper contacts and interferences from a group of people he did not regard as honorable.

  2. Carolyn Maloney:

    By responding now, you will ensure that the Census Bureau does not need to send a census worker to your door, the Oversight Committee is closely monitoring the suspension of field operations and other developments to ensure that the Census Bureau takes all necessary steps to keep people safe while conducting a full, fair, and accurate census.

  3. Paul Nakasone:

    Paul Nakasone Cyber Command, working in partnership with the National Security Agency, provided indicators of compromise to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security.

  4. Bob Corker:

    While the case for removal of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey laid out by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein was thorough, his removal at this particular time will raise questions, it is essential that ongoing investigations are fulsome and free of political interference until their completion, and it is imperative that President Trump nominate a well-respected and qualified individual to lead the bureau at this critical time.

  5. President Donald Trump:

    In addition, as millions of Americans continue to complete their questionnaire online, the Census Bureau asked Congress for a 120-day extension. I don't know if you even have to ask them. This is called an act of God. This is called a situation that has to be -- they have to give it and I think 120 days isn't nearly enough.

Images & Illustrations of bureau

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Translations for bureau

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  • 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

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