bureau

A chest of drawers with a desk area above, It is enclosed by a sloping flap which opens, supported by pull-out LOPERS, to reveal a writing surface. At the back of this are recessed pigeonholes and small drawers, Bureaux were introduced during the 17thC and over the next 200 years adopted various forms, including the bureau bookcase, topped by books …...

bureau

  1. an administrative unit of government
  2. furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

Bureau

• (n.) A chest of drawers for clothes, especially when made as an ornamental piece of furniture. • (n.) The place where such a bureau is used; an office where business requiring writing is transacted. • (n.) Originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for papers. • (n.) Hence: A department of public business requiring a for...
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Bureau

Bu'reau noun ; plural English Bureaus French Bureaux [ French bureau a writing table, desk, office, Old French , drugget, with which a writing table was often covered, equiv. to French bure , and from Old French buire dark brown, the stuff being named from its...
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Bureau

A chest of drawers typically used in a bedroom.
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bureau

A chest of drawers with a desk area above, It is enclosed by a sloping flap which opens, supported by pull-out lopers, to reveal a writing surface. At the back of this are recessed pigeonholes and small drawers, Bureaux were introduced during the 17thC and over the next 200 years adopted various forms, including the bureau bookcase, topped by books...
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Bureau

A level of government defined by bureaus, services, surveys, and offices within the Department of the Interior.
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Bureau

A piece of furniture with drawers, used as a desk. It features either a fall-front, which slopes at 45 degrees, a cylinder front, or a tambour front.
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Bureau

A third party providing a service to National Export System (NES) authorised traders to act as their direct representative for the submission of pre-shipment and supplementary declarations.
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bureau

in the United States, a chest of drawers; in Europe a writing desk, usually with a hinged writing flap that rests at a sloping angle when closed and, ...
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bureau

Origin: F. Bureau a writing table, desk, office, OF, drugget, with which a writing table was often covered, equiv. To F. Bure, and fr. OF. Buire dark brown, the stuff being named from its colour, fr. L. Burrus red, fr. Gr. Flame-coloured, prob. Fr. Fire. See Fire, and cf. Borel. ... 1. Originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for papers. .....
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