Definition of bureau
- the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- the newspaper's Washington bureau
- credit bureau
- the local visitor's bureau
the Federal Bureau of Investigation
The book is on top of my bureau.
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First Known Use: 1698See Words from the same year
: a government department or part of a government department in the U.S.
: an office of a newspaper, magazine, etc., that is not the main office but is in an important city
: an office or organization that provides services or information to the public
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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