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Government is operated by deeply embedded, hopelessly entangled bureaus where nothing is accomplished because the function of the bureau is to intercept every living idea and smother it.
Gerry Spence

Meaning of "bureau" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BUREAU

From French: desk, office, originally: type of cloth used for covering desks and tables, from Old French burel, from Late Latin burra shaggy cloth.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BUREAU

bureau  [ˈbjʊərəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BUREAU

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bureau is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BUREAU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Bureau

Bureau may refer to: ▪ Public administration offices of various kinds ▪ Government agencies of various kinds ▪ News bureau, an office for gathering or distributing news, generally for a given geographical location ▪ Desk, a piece of furniture, typically a table used for office work ▪ Chest of drawers, a piece of furniture that has multiple, stacked, parallel drawers ▪ Bureau, the administrative organ of the Parliament of the European Union ▪ The Bureau, English New Wave soul music group ▪ Bureau County, Illinois ▪ Le Bureau, a French television series ▪ Federal Bureau of Investigation, the leading internal law enforcement agency in the United States ▪ Service bureau, a company which provides business services for a fee ▪ Citizens Advice Bureau, a network of independent UK charities that give free, confidential help to people for money, legal, consumer and other problems...

Definition of bureau in the English dictionary

The first definition of bureau in the dictionary is a writing desk with pigeonholes, drawers, etc, against which the writing surface can be closed when not in use. Other definition of bureau is a chest of drawers. Bureau is also an office or agency, esp one providing services for the public.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BUREAU


aero
ˈɛərəʊ
caballero
ˌkæbəˈljɛərəʊ
cero
ˈsɪərəʊ
chiaroscuro
kɪˌɑːrəˈskʊərəʊ
dinero
dɪˈneərəʊ
Douro
ˈdʊərəʊ
duro
ˈdʊərəʊ
enduro
ɪnˈdjʊərəʊ
euro
ˈjʊərəʊ
faro
ˈfɛərəʊ
hero
ˈhɪərəʊ
maduro
məˈdʊərəʊ
Nero
ˈnɪərəʊ
Pierrot
ˈpɪərəʊ
Politburo
ˈpɒlɪtˌbjʊərəʊ
primero
prɪˈmɛərəʊ
subbureau
ˈsʌbˌbjʊərəʊ
superhero
ˈsuːpəˌhɪərəʊ
Truro
ˈtrʊərəʊ
zero
ˈzɪərəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BUREAU

burdock
bureau de change
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Prisons
bureaucracies
bureaucracy
bureaucrat
bureaucratese
bureaucratic
bureaucratically
bureaucratisation
bureaucratise
bureaucratism
bureaucratist
bureaucratization
bureaucratize
bureaux
bureaux de change
buret
burette

WORDS THAT END LIKE BUREAU

accommodation bureau
appointments bureau
bigarreau
bordereau
Citizens´ Advice Bureau
Cointreau
credit bureau
Criminal Records Bureau
gaspereau
information bureau
marriage bureau
Missing Persons Bureau
Moreau
Thoreau
tourist bureau
travel bureau
volunteer bureau
Weather Bureau

Synonyms and antonyms of bureau in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BUREAU»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bureau» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bureau

Translation of «bureau» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BUREAU

Find out the translation of bureau to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bureau from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bureau» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agencia
570 millions of speakers

English

bureau
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ब्यूरो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المكتب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бюро
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

secretaria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অফিস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

office
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Biro
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Büro
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

事務局
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Biro
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

văn phòng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பீரோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ब्यूरो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

büro
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ufficio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

biuro
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бюро
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

birou
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραφείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Buro
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bureau
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

byrå
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bureau

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BUREAU»

The term «bureau» is very widely used and occupies the 4.365 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUREAU» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bureau

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7 QUOTES WITH «BUREAU»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bureau.
1
Fredrik Bajer
I would rather propose a bureau somewhat similar to that which we have in the Universal Postal Union.
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Bruce Beresford
In Australia, they set up a special fund to kick films off. It was quite an enlightened sort of move. You could go to this government bureau with scripts and and get finance for films.
3
James F. Byrnes
The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.
4
Michael Hastings
In late 2009, I returned to Baghdad after a lengthy absence. I was living alone, in the Hamra Hotel, the twice bombed-out de facto international news bureau.
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David Hunt
The Homeland Security department doesn't have tasking authority in the intelligence community. They can ask for stuff, but they can't direct anything except inside their bureau.
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Daniel Okrent
That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they're relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me.
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Gerry Spence
Government is operated by deeply embedded, hopelessly entangled bureaus where nothing is accomplished because the function of the bureau is to intercept every living idea and smother it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUREAU»

Discover the use of bureau in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bureau and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Freedmen's Bureau and Reconstruction: Reconsiderations
This work presents accounts, often in their own words, about how the agents and officers of the Freedmen's Bureau reacted to the problems that they faced and the people with whom they dealt on a day-to-day basis.
Paul Alan Cimbala, Randall M. Miller, 1999
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The Freedmen's Bureau and Black Texans
Of interest to all students of African-American history and of the Reconstruction period in Texas, The Freedmens Bureau and Black Texans is one of only three state studies of the Bureau published in recent years and the first book-length ...
Barry A. Crouch, 1999
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Bureau of Indian Affairs
From 19th-century trade agreements and treatments to 21st-century reparations, this volume tells the story of the federal agency that shapes and enforces U.S. policy toward Native Americans.
Donald Lee Fixico, 2012
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Census Bureau methodological research, 1979: annotated list ...
annotated list of papers and reports Deane Harris, United States. Bureau of the Census. select a sample of their own records correctly. The study was an evaluation of the 1977 Commodity Transportation Survey (CTS).
Deane Harris, United States. Bureau of the Census, 1980
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Bureau of the Census Catalog
Data, presented on counts of components for housing units with White householders, Black householders, and householders of Spanish origin, are shown for Census Bureau, regions and totals inside SMSA's, in central cities, not in central ...
United States. Bureau of the Census, 1984
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Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and ...
As Mary Farmer-Kaiser clearly demonstrates in this revealing work, by failing to recognize freedwomen as active agents of change and overlooking the gendered assumptions at work in Bureau efforts, scholars have ultimately failed to ...
Mary Farmer-Kaiser, 2010
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The Bureau and the Mole: The Unmasking of Robert Philip ...
Presents the story of Robert Philip Hanssen, one of the FBI's most trusted agents, who led a double life as a resourceful spy for the Russian government, selling America's closely guarded national security secrets.
David A. Vise, 2002
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Under the Guardianship of the Nation: The Freedmen's Bureau ...
The ineffectiveness of the Bureau in Georgia and other southern states has often been blamed on the racism of its northern administrators, but Paul A. Cimbala finds the explanation to be much more complex.
Paul A. Cimbala, 2003
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The Assassination Bureau, Ltd.
The handbook covers post-Y2K problems and reengineering legacy systems; building Web-enabled systems; hiring and retaining development team members; achieving new performance level from legacy systems; fostering user partnerships to ensure ...
Jack London, Robert L. Fish, 1998
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The Marriage Bureau for Rich People
Bored with retirement, Mr. Ali sets up a desk, puts up a sign, and waits for customers for his new matchmaking business.
Farahad Zama, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUREAU»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bureau is used in the context of the following news items.
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Immigration bureau admits VP Binay aides Limlingan, Baloloy may …
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday admitted that two of Vice President Jejomar Binay's close aides who are wanted by the Senate ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
2
Weather bureau lifts Tropical Storm Linfa warning
Taipei, July 7 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted the warning for Tropical Storm Linfa (蓮花)as it veered west, removing its threats ... «Focus Taiwan News Channel, Jul 15»
3
El Nino tracks path of most intense event as bureau expects further …
El Nino tracks path of most intense event as bureau expects further ... cyclones likely to intensify the event, the Bureau of Meteorology said. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
4
Taiwan tourism bureau makes precautionary inspections of theme …
TAIPEI, Taiwan - In preparation for large attendance during the summer months to major attractions around the island, the Tourism Bureau ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
5
Who's in the news? QC Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Quad-Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors has elected its officers for 2015-2016. Bill Renk, director of public relations, ... «Quad City Times, Jul 15»
6
FCC's Enforcement Bureau Commends PayPal for Modifying its …
We previously advised that the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, in an unusual move, on June 11 published a letter it sent to PayPal warning that ... «The National Law Review, Jul 15»
7
Farm Bureau's TMDL federal court appeal rejected
Federal appeals court denies American Farm Bureau Group Appeal of EPA's authority over Clean Water Act's TMDL authority over states. «Farm Futures, Jul 15»
8
Radical pan-dems vow 'full-scale war' if CY Leung tries to push …
Chan's People Power colleague Albert Chan Wai-yip agreed, adding: “[We] don't want the tech bureau proposal to be discussed and approved ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
9
Podcast: Scientists testify on GMOs before Congress; American …
The second part is an interview with Andrew Wamsley from American Farm Bureau. The current state of ag biotech topics, such as labeling, ... «Genetic Literacy Project, Jul 15»
10
Youth Bureau, Town of Plattsburgh offer three-day program
PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Youth Bureau and Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department are holding a free three-day ... «Plattsburgh Press Republican, Jul 15»

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