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Noun: bureau (bureaux,bureaus)  byûr-ow
  1. An administrative unit of government
    "the Census Bureau";
    - agency, federal agency, government agency, office, authority
     
  2. [N. Amer] Furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
    - chest of drawers, chest, dresser
     
  3. An organization, department or office for a specific business, esp. news
     
  4. [Brit] A desk, usually a piece of furniture with a cover that folds down, with drawers behind and above the writing surface

Derived forms: bureaus, bureaux

Type of: administrative body, administrative unit, article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture

Encyclopedia: Bureau, Illinois