NounBureau (plural bureaux or bureaus)
- desk, usually with a cover and compartments for storing papers etc. located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath
- (US) chest of drawers for clothes
Adjectives for Bureau
office, secretariat, section, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shrievalty, subdivision, agency, bailiwick, chest, chest of drawers, chiffonier, commissariat, constablery, constablewick, constabulary, department, desk, division, dresser, ministry, municipality,
French bureau ‘desk’, earlier ‘coarse cloth (as desk cover), baize’, from Old French burel ‘woolen cloth’, diminutive of *bure (cf. Middle French bure ‘coarse woolen cloth’, French bourre ‘hair, fluff’), from Late Latin burra ‘wool, fluff, shaggy cloth, coarse fabric’; akin to Ancient Greek berberion ‘shabby garment’.
Bureau m. (plural bureaux)