Definitions for headquarters
ˈhɛdˌkwɔr tərz, -ˌkwɔ-head·quar·ters
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word headquarters.
headquarters, central office, main office, home office, home basenoun
(usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
"many companies have their headquarters in New York"
headquarters, HQ, military headquartersnoun
the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command
"the general's headquarters were a couple of large tents"
(plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff
The main office from which an organization such as a commercial enterprise is managed; -- usually where the chief executive officer works.
The military installation from which troops are commanded and orders are issued; the military unit consisting of a commander and his support staff
The center of an organization's operations or administration
A place of concentrated activity or influence
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The place of general rendezvous, or lodgment for soldiers.
Etymology: head and quarters.
Those spirits, posted upon the out-guards, immediately scour off to the brain, which is the headquarters, or office of intelligence, and there they make their report. Collier.
Headquarters (commonly referred to as HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are coordinated. In the United States, the corporate headquarters represents the entity at the center or the top of a corporation taking full responsibility for managing all business activities. In the United Kingdom, the term head office (or HO) is most commonly used for the headquarters of large corporations. The term is also used regarding military organizations.
Headquarters refers to the central location or main office where key decisions are made, business activities are strategized and coordinated, and an organization's leaders generally reside and operate from. It serves as the administrative center of a business, corporation, organization, or military command.
the quarters or place of residence of any chief officer, as the general in command of an army, or the head of a police force; the place from which orders or instructions are issued; hence, the center of authority or order
Etymology: [but sometimes used as a n. sing.]
Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are coordinated. In the United States, the corporate headquarters represents the entity at the center or the top of a corporation taking full responsibility managing all business activities. In the UK, the term Head Office is most commonly used for the HQs of large corporations. The term is also used regarding military organizations.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The place where the officer commanding any army or independent body of troops takes up his residence. The quarters or place of residence of the chief officer; hence, the centre of authority or order.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'headquarters' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3550
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'headquarters' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3995
Rank popularity for the word 'headquarters' in Nouns Frequency: #1469
The numerical value of headquarters in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of headquarters in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
I do not mean to suggest that our handsome, newly enlarged library is to be a headquarters of busy bookworms, old and young, routinely absorbing knowledge by the hour while birds sing outside and the Mets fight it out for last place in the National League. On the contrary, a good library is a joyful place where the imagination roams free, and life is actively enriched.
The idea that the entire division went rogue and ran this operation without FBI headquarters' concurrence, or senior executive management concurrence and approval, and the United States attorneys, it just doesn't sound right to me.
If the many allegations made to this date are true, then the burglars who broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate were, in effect, breaking into the home of every citizen.
Larry McQuilliams shot at an occupied police headquarters. It's occupied 24 hours a day, and by the grace of God we were able to dodge quite a few bullets here.
The intent may not have been specifically to provide share intelligence with the Ukrainians so they can kill Russian generals, but if you share intelligence that gives the Ukrainians situational awareness, if you help either identify or reinforce, for example, where a headquarters is, Russian headquarters, well, that's where generals generally gravitate, is to headquarters.
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- quarter general, seu, centralCatalan, Valencian
- centrála, velitelství, štábCzech
- Zentrale, HauptquartierGerman
- αρχηγείο, επιτελείο, έδραGreek
- stabejo, sidejoEsperanto
- cuartel general, sedeSpanish
- keskuspaikka, päämaja, pääkonttori, keskustoimisto, pääesikuntaFinnish
- quartier général, siège socialFrench
- ardoifig, ceanncheathrú, príomhlongfort, príomhoifigIrish
- מִפְקָדָה, מטהHebrew
- quartier generale, sede centraleItalian
- 本社, 本部, 司令部Japanese
- matriz, quartel-general, sedePortuguese
- cartier general, sediu, centralăRomanian
- центр, [[главный, [[головно́й]]/[[гла́вный]] [[о́фис]], штаб-квартира, штабRussian
- trung tâm, trụ sở, tổng hành dinhVietnamese
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