headquarters, central office, main office, home office, home base(noun)
(usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
"many companies have their headquarters in New York"
headquarters, HQ, military headquarters(noun)
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.
Etymology: [but sometimes used as a n. sing.]
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
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
Examples of headquarters in a Sentence
They operate at the next higher headquarters, they are not down on the ground with the fighters or in the lower echelon headquarters.
The FBI's reputation is not in 'tatters.' It's composed of the same dedicated men and women who have always worked there and do a great, apolitical job. You'll find integrity and honesty at FBI headquarters and not at 1600 Penn Ave right now.
We've now set up a global response unit which brings together all people across WHO, in headquarters, in the regions, to deal with a formal response using all the lessons we've learned from the Ebola crisis, the reason it's a global concern is that we are worried that this could also spread back to other areas of the world where the population may not be immune.
Cutting complexity at headquarters will make us more competitive.
I want to report a murder... no, a double murder. They are two miles north of Park Headquarters. They were in a white Volkswagen Kharmann Ghia. I'm the one that did it.
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Translations for headquarters
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- quarter general, seu, centralCatalan, Valencian
- centrála, štáb, velitelstvíCzech
- Hauptquartier, ZentraleGerman
- επιτελείο, αρχηγείο, έδραGreek
- stabejo, sidejoEsperanto
- sede, cuartel generalSpanish
- keskuspaikka, pääesikunta, päämaja, keskustoimisto, pääkonttoriFinnish
- siège social, quartier généralFrench
- ardoifig, príomhoifig, príomhlongfort, ceanncheathrúIrish
- מִפְקָדָה, מטהHebrew
- sede centrale, quartier generaleItalian
- 本社, 本部, 司令部Japanese
- sede, quartel-general, matrizPortuguese
- centrală, sediu, cartier generalRomanian
- [[головно́й]]/[[гла́вный]] [[о́фис]], центр, штаб, [[главный, штаб-квартираRussian
- trung tâm, trụ sở, tổng hành dinhVietnamese
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