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Bureau vs. Dresser — What's the Difference?

Bureau vs. Dresser — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bureau and Dresser

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Bureau

A chest of drawers, especially a dresser for holding clothes.

Dresser

One that dresses
A careful dresser.

Bureau

Chiefly British A writing desk or writing table with drawers.

Dresser

A wardrobe assistant, as for an actor.

Bureau

A government department or a subdivision of a department.
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Dresser

A chest of drawers often supporting a mirror and typically used for holding clothes and personal items.

Bureau

An office, usually of a large organization, that is responsible for a specific duty
A news bureau.

Dresser

A cupboard or set of shelves for dishes or kitchen utensils.

Bureau

A business that offers information of a specified kind
A travel bureau.

Dresser

An item of kitchen furniture, like a cabinet with shelves, for storing crockery or utensils.

Bureau

An administrative unit of government; office.

Dresser

An item of bedroom furniture, like a low chest of drawers, often with a mirror.

Bureau

An organization or office for collecting or providing information or news.
A news bureau; a travel bureau; a service bureau; an employment bureau; the Citizens Advice Bureau

Dresser

One who dresses in a particular way.
He's a very snappy dresser.

Bureau

An office room where clerical or professional duties are performed.

Dresser

A wardrobe assistant (who helps actors put on their costume).

Bureau

A desk, usually with a cover and compartments that are located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath, and often used for storing papers.

Dresser

A servant to royalty etc. who helps them with tasks such as dressing.

Bureau

(US) A chest of drawers for clothes.

Dresser

(medicine) A surgeon's assistant who helps to dress wounds etc.

Bureau

Originally, a desk or writing table with drawers for papers.

Dresser

(UK) A football hooligan who wears designer clothing; a casual.

Bureau

The place where such a bureau is used; an office where business requiring writing is transacted.

Dresser

A mechanical device used in grain mills for bolting.

Bureau

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.

Dresser

(dated) A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.

Bureau

A chest of drawers for clothes, especially when made as an ornamental piece of furniture.

Dresser

(mining) A kind of pick for shaping large coal.

Bureau

An administrative unit of government;
The Central Intelligence Agency
The Census Bureau
Office of Management and Budget
Tennessee Valley Authority

Dresser

One who dresses or prepares stone.

Bureau

Furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

Dresser

One who dresses; one who put in order or makes ready for use; one who on clothes or ornaments.

Dresser

A kind of pick for shaping large coal.

Dresser

An assistant in a hospital, whose office it is to dress wounds, sores, etc.

Dresser

A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.
The pewter plates on the dresserCaught and reflected the flame, as shields of armies the sunshine.

Dresser

A piece of chamber furniture consisting of a chest of drawers, or bureau, with a mirror.

Dresser

Furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

Dresser

A person who dresses in a particular way;
She's an elegant dresser
He's a meticulous dresser

Dresser

A wardrobe assistant for an actor

Dresser

Low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup

Dresser

A cabinet with shelves

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