noun, plural bu·reaus, bu·reaux [byoo r-ohz] /ˈbyʊər oʊz/.
- bureau de change,
- bureau of customs,
- bureau of indian affairs,
- bureau of internal revenue,
- bureau of land management
Origin of bureau
Examples from the Web for bureau
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
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
They say the Department of Justice, the parent agency of the Bureau of Prisons, has reimbursed Treasury for those costs.
JPMorgan, Treasury and the Bureau of Prisons declined to provide a current fee schedule for the cards.
A copy of AA Today, an Alcoholics Anonymous publication, rested atop the bureau.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This work is being well administered by the Veterans' Bureau.State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge|Calvin Coolidge
Now, you see, I'm not familiar with some of the things that were discussed with the other bureau commanders.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
She found three penny stamps in the bureau at which she wrote and this served to remind her of her penniless condition.The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
I'll telephone Washington and have some men with apparatus sent right down from the Bureau of Standards.The Great Drought|Sterner St. Paul Meek
He put the lamp on the bureau, and looked vacantly about him.Sandy|Alice Hegan Rice
noun plural -reaus or -reaux (-rəʊz)
- a government department
- a branch of a government department
Word Origin for bureau
1690s, "desk with drawers, writing desk," from French bureau "office; desk, writing table," originally "cloth covering for a desk," from burel "coarse woolen cloth" (as a cover for writing desks), Old French diminutive of bure "dark brown cloth," which is perhaps either from Latin burrus "red," or from Late Latin burra "wool, shaggy garment." Offices being full of such desks, the meaning expanded 1720 to "division of a government." Meaning "chest of drawers" is from 1770, said to be American English but early in British use.