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Definition of bureau:

  1. A chest of drawers for clothes, especially when made as an ornamental piece of furniture.
  2. Hence: A department of public business requiring a force of clerks; the body of officials in a department who labor under the direction of a chief.
  3. Originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for papers.
  4. The place where such a bureau is used; an office where business requiring writing is transacted.

Synonyms:

pectus, authority, business office, position, office, berth, furniture, dominance, power, representation, government agency, place, actor's assistant, dresser, situation, dressing table, thorax, breast, billet, sanction, delegacy, vanity, authorization, spot, chest, self-confidence, part, federal agency, confidence, sureness, agency, potency, authorisation, post, say-so, chest of drawers, function, self-assurance, toilet table, department, means, committee, office staff, assurance, way, role, board.

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