see also: Bureau
  • enPR: byo͝orʹō, IPA: /ˈbjʊɹ.əʊ/
  • enPR: byo͝orʹə, IPA: /ˈbjʊɹ.ə/
  • (America) enPR byərʹō, IPA: /ˈbjʊɹ.oʊ/, /ˈbjʊɹ.ə/
  • (New England)

bureau (plural bureaus)

  1. An administrative unit of government; office.
  2. An organization or office for collecting or providing information or news.
    a news bureau; a travel bureau; a service bureau; an employment bureau; the Citizens Advice Bureau
  3. An office room where clerical or professional duties are performed.
    • , Secret Mother:
      There was an eerie silence in the dorm [... in] the factory. [...] The lamp glowed in his bureau, warm and reassuring and, through the window, I could see his papers strewn across the desk. [...] I called his name again. A movement from his bureau. [...] I banged on his door until it opened a crack[. ...] He pushed me out onto the staircase. "Get out," he screamed. The door to his bureau slammed in my face.
  4. (chiefly, British) A desk, usually with a cover and compartments that are located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath, and often used for storing papers.
  5. (US) A chest of drawers for clothes.
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  • Russian: бюро́
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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