Definitions for bureau
ˈbyʊər oʊ; ˈbyʊər oʊzbu·reau
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bureau.
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"
chest of drawers, chest, bureau, dressernoun
furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
Desk, usually with a cover and compartments for storing papers etc. located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath.
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’.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for papers
the place where such a bureau is used; an office where business requiring writing is transacted
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
a chest of drawers for clothes, especially when made as an ornamental piece of furniture
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
a name given to a department of public administration, hence bureaucracy, a name for government by bureaux.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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
French for a writing-desk, from buro, a drugget, with which it was invariably covered.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'bureau' in Nouns Frequency: #1950
The numerical value of bureau in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of bureau in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
The Columbus Division of Police internal affairs bureau continues its investigation, therefore it would be inappropriate for us to comment on this matter at this time.
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.
Words can not capture how terrible it is that children in schools overseen by Bureau of Indian Education are so poorly served.
Nearly 10 years after implementation of the WHTI and the associated surge of passport applications, the Bureau of Consular Affairs is preparing for an anticipated surge as those applicants renew their passports.
We’ve never requested that the Bureau of Prisons remove pork from all of its menus. We would have no reason to.
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- писа́лище, бюро́, канто́раBulgarian
- kancelář, úřadCzech
- Kommode, Büro, Schreibtisch, SekretärGerman
- oficina, escritorio, cómodaSpanish
- työpöytä, kirjoituspöytä, toimisto, lipasto, virastoFinnish
- bureau, secrétaire, chiffonnier, agence, commodeFrench
- לשכה, שולחןHebrew
- दफ़तर, ऑफ़िसHindi
- բյուրո, գրասենյակ, գրասեղանArmenian
- comò, cassettone, ufficio, scrittoio, scrivaniaItalian
- 事務所, 事務室, オフィスJapanese
- ბიურო, ოფისიGeorgian
- 사무소, 사무실Korean
- skrivanija, uffiċċju, buròMaltese
- sekretær, kommode, skatollNorwegian
- kantoor, bureel, kledingkast, agentschap, kast, bureauDutch
- sekretær, kommode, skatollNorwegian Nynorsk
- biuro, biurka, biura, biurkoPolish
- escrivaninha, birô, cômodas, mesa, cômoda, escritórioPortuguese
- пи́сьменный стол, канцеля́рия, комо́д, бюро́, шифонье́р, бю́ро, конто́ра, конто́рка, о́фис, секрете́рRussian
- şifonyer, büroTurkish
- văn phòng, giúp đỡVietnamese
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