Definition of “bureau” - English Dictionary

“bureau” in British English

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(Definition of “bureau” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“bureau” in American English

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bureaunoun [ C ]

us /ˈbjʊər·oʊ/

bureau noun [ C ] (DEPARTMENT)

a department of government, or a division that performs a particular job:

You’ve got to go to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to renew your driver’s license.

bureau noun [ C ] (FURNITURE)

a chest of drawers

(Definition of “bureau” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“bureau” in Business English

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bureaunoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbjʊərəʊ/ us plural bureaus or UK usually bureaux

an organization or a business that collects or provides information:

The Citizen's Advice Bureau can advise you about debt problems.
She reported the problem to the Better Business Bureau.

a government organization or department in some countries:

Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau offer a mixed picture of the economy's recovery from the recession.
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

(Definition of “bureau” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)