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.
post, say-so, authorisation, agency, government agency, authority, confidence, committee, means, federal agency, office staff, power, actor's assistant, spot, breast, place, position, delegacy, self-assurance, billet, role, authorization, business office, assurance, function, potency, berth, situation, sureness, department, sanction, way, pectus, dressing table, thorax, representation, dominance, vanity, board, self-confidence, toilet table, furniture, part
cupboard (part of speech: noun)
market (part of speech: noun)
fair, warehouse, office, market, stock exchange, depot, bazaar, market place, emporium, chain, mart, counter, establishment, convenience store, stall, store, supermarket, department store, shop, grocery, exchange
- He went to his bureau- the old bureau he had bought for his wife thirty years before. - "Rose of Dutcher's Coolly", Hamlin Garland.
- Richard saw that she was out, and sinking into the first chair, his eyes fell upon the note lying near the bureau drawer. - "Ethelyn's Mistake", Mary Jane Holmes.
- " Just at the foot of your bureau, Mac. - "'Laramie;' or, The Queen of Bedlam.", Charles King.