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bureau Explained

bureau at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bureau at English irregular forms Of Explained:

- xem ách@a

bureau at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1699, from Fr. bureau "office, desk," originally "cloth covering for a desk," from burel "coarse woolen cloth" (as a cover for writing desks), dim. of O.Fr. bure "dark brown cloth," which is perhaps either from L. burrus "red," or from L.L. burra "wool, shaggy garment." Offices being full of such desks, the meaning expanded 1720 to "division of a government." ///

bureau at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural bureaus or bureaux /-r[hA353][hA35E]z $ -ro[hA35E]z/ [C] // [Date: 1600-1700; Language: French; Origin: 'desk, cloth covering for desks', from Old French burel 'woolen cloth', from Latin burra 'wool, rough cloth']//
1 an office or organization that collects or provides information: --an employment bureau// --the Citizens Advice Bureau//
2 a government department or a part of a government department in the US: --the Federal Bureau of Investigation//
3 an office of a company or organization that has its main office somewhere else: --the London bureau of the Washington Post//
4 BrE a large desk or writing table:
5 AmE a piece of furniture with several drawers, used to keep clothes in: British Equivalent: chest of drawers//

bureau at Dutch => English Of Explained:

arty, sillysillierf

bureau at French => English Of Explained:


bureau at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "bureau":
agency, bailiwick, chest, chest of drawers, chiffonier,
commissariat, constablery, constablewick, constabulary, department,
desk, division, dresser, ministry, municipality, office,
secretariat, section, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shrievalty,

bureau at French => English Of Explained:

ipsabstecken [apʃtɛkən]
to define, to

bureau at Dutch => English Of Explained:

bureau [byro]
bureau, office
desk, writingdesk, writing‐desk

bureau at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (BrE) a desk with drawers and usually a top that opens down to make a table to write on


3 an office or organization that provides information on a particular subject:
an employment bureau

4 (in the US) a government department or part of a government department:
the Federal Bureau of Investigation

BUREAU at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

a scene full of disorder and noise
It was bedlam at our house on the morning of the wedding.noun
[U] sheets and PILLOWCASES for a bednoun
(plural Bedouin) a member of an Arab tribe that traditionally lives in tents in the desertnoun
a container used as a to

Bureau at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bureau \Bu"reau\, n.; pl. E. {Bureaus}, F. {Bureaux}. [F. bureau
a writing table, desk, office, OF., drugget, with which a
writing table was often covered, equiv. to F. bure, and fr.
OF. buire dark brown, the stuff being named from its color,
fr. L. burrus red, fr. Gr. ? flame-colored, prob. fr. ? fire.
See {Fire}, n., and cf. {Borel}, n.]
1. Originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for
papers. --Swift.

2. The place where such a bureau is used; an office where
business requiring writing is transacted.

3. 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.

Note: On the continent of Europe, the highest departments, in
most countries, have the name of bureaux; as, the
Bureau of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In England
and America, the term is confined to inferior and
subordinate departments; as, the ``Pension Bureau,'' a
subdepartment of the Department of the Interior. [Obs.]
In Spanish, bureo denotes a court of justice for the
trial of persons belonging to the king's household.

4. A chest of drawers for clothes, especially when made as an
ornamental piece of furniture. [U.S.]

{Bureau system}. See {Bureaucracy}.

{Bureau Veritas}, an institution, in the interest of maritime
underwriters, for the survey and rating of vessels all
over the world. It was founded in Belgium in 1828, removed
to Paris in 1830, and re["e]stablished in Brussels in

bureau at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an administrative unit of government; "the Central
Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of
Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
[syn: {agency}, {federal agency}, {government agency}, {office},
2: furniture with drawers for keeping clothes [syn: {chest of
drawers}, {chest}, {dresser}]
[also: {bureaux} (pl)]

bureau at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Bureau



Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » bureau|lang=fr ‘desk’, earlier ‘coarse cloth (as desk cover), baize’, from Old French Inter: term » burel|lang=fro ‘woolen cloth’, diminutive of *bure (cf. Middle French Inter: term » bure|lang=frm ‘coarse woolen cloth’, French Inter: term » bourre|lang=fr ‘hair, fluff’), from Late Latin Inter: term » burra|lang=la ‘wool, fluff, shaggy cloth, coarse fabric’; akin to Ancient Greek Inter: term » |berberion ‘shabby garment’.


* Inter: enPR » byo͝orʹō, Inter: IPA » /ˈbjʊɹ.əʊ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"bjUr\.@U/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-bureau.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ʊəɹəʊ


    Inter: en-noun » pl=bureaux|pl2=bureaus

  • Office.
    1. Desk, usually with a cover and compartments for storing papers etc. located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath.
    2. Inter: U » S Chest of drawers for clothes.

      Related terms

      * bureaucracy

  • bureaucrat
  • bureaucratic
  • burel
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation


    Inter: trans-top » office
  • Breton: burev
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|кантора|f|tr=kantóra, Inter: t+ » bg|бюро|n|tr=bjuró
  • Crimean Tatar: büro
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|úřad|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|agentschap|n, Inter: t+ » nl|kantoor|n, Inter: t+ » nl|bureau|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|toimisto, Inter: t- » fi|virasto
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|agence|f, Inter: t+ » fr|bureau|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Büro|n
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|לשכה|f|tr=lishka|sc=Hebr

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|ufficio|m
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|uffiċċju|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|escritório|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бюро|n|tr=bjuró Inter: indeclinabl » e, Inter: t+ » ru|контора|f|tr=kontóra, Inter: t+ » ru|офис|m|tr=ófis|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|oficina|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|byrå|c
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|kawanihan

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » desk
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|գրասեղան|tr=graseġan
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|писалище|n|tr=pisálište, Inter: t+ » bg|бюро|n|tr=bjuró
    • Dutch: bureau {{n}}, bureel {{n}}
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|työpöytä, Inter: t+ » fi|kirjoituspöytä
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|secrétaire|m, Inter: t+ » fr|bureau|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Sekretär|m, Inter: t+ » de|Schreibtisch|m, Inter: t+ » de|Büro|n
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|שולחן|sc=Hebr

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|szekreter
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|scrivania|f, Inter: t+ » it|scrittoio|m
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|skrivanija
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|mesa, Inter: t+ » pt|escrivaninha
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бюро|n|tr=bjuró Inter: indeclinabl » e, Inter: t+ » ru|письменный стол|m|tr=písʹmennyj stol, Inter: t+ » ru|конторка|f|tr=kontórka Inter: qualifier » colloquial, Inter: t+ » ru|секретер|m|tr=sekretɛ́r|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|escritorio|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » chest of drawers for clothes
    • Dutch: kledingkast {{f}} {{m}}, kast {{f}} {{m}}
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lipasto
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chiffonnier|m, Inter: t+ » fr|commode|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Kommode|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cassettone, Inter: t- » it|comò
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|burò

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cômoda|f, Inter: t- » pt|cômodas|f|p
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|комод|m|tr=komód, Inter: t+ » ru|шифоньер|m|tr=šifonʹjér|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cómoda|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|byrå|c
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|şifonyer

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

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    * Inter: audio » Nl-bureau.ogg|audio


    Inter: nl-noun » n|bureaus|bureautje
  • desk
    1. office


      * bureel

      Derived terms

      * reclamebureau (2)

  • bureaula (1)

  • French


    * Inter: audio » Fr-bureau.ogg|audio


    Inter: fr-noun » m|pl=bureaux
  • desk
    1. office


      * German: Büro

  • Polish: biuro
  • Russian: бюро

  • Translation: af » bureau
    Translation: br » bureau
    Translation: cs » bureau
    Translation: da » bureau
    Translation: de » bureau
    Translation: et » bureau
    Translation: el » bureau
    Translation: es » bureau
    Translation: fa » bureau
    Translation: fr » bureau
    Translation: gl » bureau
    Translation: ko » bureau
    Translation: io » bureau
    Translation: id » bureau
    Translation: it » bureau
    Translation: ka » bureau
    Translation: sw » bureau
    Translation: ku » bureau
    Translation: li » bureau
    Translation: hu » bureau
    Translation: mg » bureau
    Translation: ml » bureau
    Translation: my » bureau
    Translation: fj » bureau
    Translation: nl » bureau
    Translation: no » bureau
    Category: tpi:bureau -
    Translation: pl » bureau
    Translation: pt » bureau
    Translation: ru » bureau
    Translation: sm » bureau
    Translation: sk » bureau
    Translation: fi » bureau
    Translation: ta » bureau
    Translation: te » bureau
    Translation: th » bureau
    Translation: tr » bureau
    Translation: vi » bureau
    Translation: zh » bureau

    Bureau at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » bureau


    Proper noun

    Inter: head » mul|proper noun
  • A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Louis Édouard Bureau (1830-1918).

    External links

    * Author query of the International Plant Names Index

  • Category: Category:mul:Botanical author abbreviations -
    Translation: et » Bureau
    Translation: io » Bureau
    Translation: id » Bureau
    Translation: ru » Bureau
    Translation: vi » Bureau
    Translation: zh » Bureau