Definition of bureau
Origin of bureau
OTHER WORDS FROM bureausubbureau, noun, plural sub·bu·reaus, sub·bu·reaux.
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How to use bureau in a sentence
Census Bureau officials said that the agency hopes to deliver state population totals to the commerce secretary by April 30, the original date the bureau set after the count was delayed because of the coronavirus.Census Bureau aims to deliver state population totals by April 30|Brittany Mayes|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
The memo — first reported on by ABC News and later confirmed by The Washington Post — is a raw intelligence product, compiling information gathered by the bureau and several other government agencies, an official said.FBI report warned of ‘war’ at Capitol, contradicting claims there was no indication of looming violence|Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
The mask rested atop the clutter of my teenage son’s bedroom bureau.Teen romance in the age of covid: What parents need to know|Elizabeth Heubeck|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
“We are hoping that with the joint efforts we have with different travel bureaus and effective governments such as Singapore, we’ll be able to unleash some of the energy for the pent-up demand,” Sun said.China is evidence of the world’s pent-up travel demand|Naomi Xu Elegant|December 4, 2020|Fortune
The remaining four board members are high-ranking commanders from each bureau.Obscure Sheriff’s Review Board Gets New Scrutiny in Court|Ashly McGlone|December 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The Bureau keeps publicly condemning Pyongyang for the Sony hack.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence|Shane Harris|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Back at police headquarters, Chief of Police Michael Floore Sr. ran out of the detective bureau, barking into a walkie talkie.
She had a simple answer to my inquiry about the calls that were never returned—from her or anyone else in the detective bureau.
On the second floor I rang a buzzer at the door of the detective bureau.
FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said that the bureau fully complies with U.S. policy as it relates to ransom payments.A 26-Year-Old Woman Is ISIS’s Last American Hostage|Shane Harris|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One day Aristide, with an unexpected franc or two in his pocket, stopped in front of a bureau de tabac.
It has two hundred brethren, and every year twelve of these are chosen, who are called “brethren of the bureau of accounts.”
In one of ole Miss's bureau drawers was a large plain linen handkerchief which was never used.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
At the bureau he ordered a couple of packs of cards and a supply of drinks and went to his palatial room on the ground floor.
Every team in Rosewater was bespoken for the distinguished occasion, and the reports of the weather bureau were consulted daily.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for bureau
- a government department
- a branch of a government department