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Definition of the noun bureau

What does bureau mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bureaus / bureaux (less preferred form)

  1. an administrative unit of government
  2. furniture with drawers for keeping clothes


Bureau a.k.a. Bureau Junction, usually called Bureau, is a village in Bureau County, Illinois, United States. The population was 322 at the 2010 census. The village name is shown as both "Bureau Junction" and "Bureau" on federal maps, and is commonly called "Bureau", including by phone companies and the United States Post Office. It is part of the Ottawa–Streator Micropolitan Statistical Area. Bureau Junction was the point where the Rock Island Line railroad's branch line to Peoria split.


  1. Bureau a.k.a. The Bureau of the European Parliament is responsible for matters relating to the budget, administration, organisation and staff. It is composed of the President of the European Parliament along with all 14 Vice-Presidents and the five Quaestors. They are elected for two and a half years with the President holding a casting vote. Elections are usually held at the start, and at the midpoint, of each Parliamentary term.
  2. Bureau is a fashion label.

Phrases with Bureau

Phrases starting with the word Bureau:

  1. bureau de change
  2. bureau of customs
  3. bureau of the census
  4. bureau of justice assistance
  5. bureau of justice statistics
  6. bureau of diplomatic security
  7. bureau of engraving and printing
  8. bureau of intelligence and research
  9. bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms

Phrases ending with the word Bureau:

  1. census bureau
  2. credit bureau
  3. customs bureau
  4. service bureau
  5. weather bureau
  6. national guard bureau
  7. federal security bureau

Other phrases containing the word Bureau:

  1. federal bureau of prisons
  2. federal bureau of investigation

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bureau

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Google previewStandards Yearbook ... (1927)

by United States. Bureau of Standards

The bureau is a member of the committee on standardization of machine-tool elements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, which is considering: Proposed standards for tool holders and tool post openings in circulation.

Google previewStandards yearbook (1927)

by United States. National Bureau of Standards

The bureau is a member of the committee on standardization of machine-tool elements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, which is considering: Proposed standards for tool holders and tool post openings in circulation.

Google previewPublic Relations (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A news bureau is an office for gathering or distributing news.

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

A bureau is an office, department or organization that collects and supplies information. 4 (AmE) A bureau is a branch office of an organization such as a newspaper that has its central office or headquarters elsewhere: The newspaper ...

Google previewFarm Organizations (1921)

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency, James Raley Howard, John Walter Coverdale

"The farm bureau is the greatest cooperative movement ...

Google previewConferences and Conventions (2004)

by Tony Rogers

suggests that: though a convention bureau is a sales organization , its premise of operation is the...

Google previewRadio (2006)

A Complete Guide to the Industry by William A. Richter

The Field Operations Bureau is the police department of the airwaves. Members of this office are responsible for finding violators of FCC policy and enforcing the rules. The Common Carrier Bureau is the branch that regulates cell phones, ...

Google previewFood in America: The Past, Present, and Future of Food, Farming, and the Family Meal [3 volumes] (2017)

by Andrew F. Smith

Farm Bureau is local, county, state, national and international in its scope and influence and is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-secret in character. Farm Bureau is the voice of agricultural producers at all levels.” It was formed in 1919.

Google previewThe University of Michigan School of Education Bulletin (1950)

by University of Michigan. School of Education, James Bartlett Edmonson

Although the classwork program is the largest single component of the Extension Service, the lecture bureau is the oldest in point of continuous existence. This bureau came into being as a result of numerous requests from outstate localities ...

Google previewPlanning the 2010 Census (2003)

Second Interim Report by National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on National Statistics, Panel on Research on Future Census Methods

Census Bureau, 2003a). 2The Census Bureau refers to the latter two data collections 79 American Community Survey.

Google previewCasebook of Management for Nonprofit Organizations (1985)

Entrepreneurship and Organizational Change in the Human Services by Dennis R. Young

PUBLIC SECTOR VENTURES: CASE STUDIES Brookhaven Youth Bureau PRÉCIS The Brookhaven Youth Bureau is a Public Sector Ventures: Case ...

Google preview2012 Global Food Policy Report (2013)

by International Food Policy Research Institute

Jean-Christophe Bureau is a professor at AgroParisTech in Paris, France. David Laborde is a senior research fellow in the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington , DC.

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of the Civil War (2011)

by William L. Barney

F R E E D M E N ' S Many of the teachers who staffed the schools set up by the Freedmen's Bureau were young women from the North.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of World War I Intelligence (2013)

by Nigel West

Assistant Commissioner, Crime American Expeditionary Force Aegean Intelligence Service Anti-Submarine Division Australian Special Intelligence Bureau Bureau Central Interallié Bureau of Secret Intelligence Coastal Motor Boat Central ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Espionage (2013)

Spyspeak into English by Joseph Goulden

BUREAU SPECIAL An FBI investigation carried on outside the framework of usual Bureau procedures, with no files or records being maintained. Bureau specials generally involve illegal or politically sensitive affairs—for instance, the wiretaps ...

Google previewKansas Biographical Dictionary (2000)

by Jan Onofrio

The new office housed several agencies, but by far the most important was the Bureau of the Budget, which, transferred out of the Treasury Department, in effect became the president's administrative arm. The bureau examined each ...

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The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. (Elijah Cummings)
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Scrabble value of B3U1R1E1A1U1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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