Buro vs Burr - What's the difference?

buro | burr |

As a noun buro

is office.

As a proper noun burr is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Alternative forms

* bureau


(en noun)
  • an office
  • * {{quote-web, date=1998-05-13
  • , year= , first= , last= , author= , authorlink= , title=More than 9000 Basotho Gold Miners Retrenched , site=ANC Dailey News Briefing citation , archiveorg=2012-09-14 , accessdate= , passage=… an employment buro' said on Tuesday. The retrenchments took place between November last year and March 1998, the Employment ' Buro of Africa's regional manager, Chris Hechter said. }}
  • * {{quote-web, date=2008-02-19
  • , year= , first= , last= , author=Alejandro López de Haro, Jr. , authorlink= , title=Fidel Castro Steps Down , site=Ground Report citation , archiveorg= , accessdate=2012-09-14 , passage=… a member of both the council of ministers and the Cuban Communist Party's political buro . }}
  • a desk, usually with a cover and compartments for storing papers etc. located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1902
  • , year_published=1998 , edition=HTML , editor= , author=Bill Arp , title=From the Uncivil War to Date , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=Univ. of North Carolina , isbn= , page= , passage=Mrs. Arp opens her school and stands 'em up by the buro to say their lessons. }}
  • (US) a for clothes
  • * {{quote-book, year=1885
  • , year_published=2005 , edition=Online , editor= , author=Marietta Holley , title=Sweet Cicely , chapter= citation , genre= , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , isbn= , page= , passage=And I went up into the spare chamber, and sort o' fixed Philury's things to the best advantage; for I knew the neighbors would be in to look at 'em. And I was a standin' there as calm and happy as the buro or table, ... }}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=
  • , year=1998 , month=May , first= , last= , author=Phil D. Zimmerman , coauthors= , title=The Stratford, Connecticut, bureau table: A re-examination , volume=153 , issue=5 , page=740 , magazine=Antiques , publisher= , issn= , url= , passage=One can only speculate about the appearance of the "New-fashion buro " advertised for sale in the Boaton Gazette of May 1, 1750. }}



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) burre, perhaps from (etyl) , from (etyl).


    (en noun)
  • A sharp, pointy object, such as a sliver or splinter.
  • A bur; a seed pod with sharp features that stick in fur or clothing.
  • A small piece of material left on an edge after a cutting operation.
  • * Tomlinson
  • The graver, in ploughing furrows in the surface of the copper, raises corresponding ridges or burrs .
  • A thin flat piece of metal, formed from a sheet by punching; a small washer put on the end of a rivet before it is swaged down.
  • A broad iron ring on a tilting lance just below the grip, to prevent the hand from slipping.
  • The earlobe.
  • The knot at the bottom of an antler.
  • Synonyms
    * (kind of seed pod) sticker; bur
    Derived terms
    * deburr

    Etymology 2

    Onomatopoeia, influenced by bur.


    (en noun)
  • A rough humming sound.
  • A rolled "r".
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To pronounce with a rolled "r".
  • To make a rough humming sound.
  • Etymology 3

    Origin uncertain.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A metal ring at the top of the hand-rest on a spear.
  • * :
  • And there kyng Arthur smote syr mordred vnder the shelde wyth a foyne of his spere thorughoute the body more than a fadom / And whan syr Mordred felte that he had hys dethes wounde / He thryst hym self wyth the myght that he had vp to the bur of kynge Arthurs spere / And right so he smote his fader Arthur wyth his swerde holden in bothe his handes

    Etymology 4

    From burl.