What does headquarters mean?

Definitions for headquarters
ˈhɛdˌkwɔr tərz, -ˌkwɔ-head·quar·ters

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. headquarters(noun)

    (plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff


  1. Headquarters(n. pl.)

    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.]


  1. headquarters(Noun)

    The military installation from which troops are commanded and orders are issued; the military unit consisting of a commander and his support staff

  2. headquarters(Noun)

    The center of an organization's operations or administration

  3. headquarters(Noun)

    A place of concentrated activity or influence

Webster Dictionary

  1. Headquarters

    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.]


  1. Headquarters

    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

  1. headquarters

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'headquarters' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3550

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'headquarters' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3995

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'headquarters' in Nouns Frequency: #1469

How to pronounce headquarters?

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How to say headquarters in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of headquarters in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of headquarters in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of headquarters in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Garver:

    They operate at the next higher headquarters, they are not down on the ground with the fighters or in the lower echelon headquarters.

  2. Sally Yates:

    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.

  3. Anthony Costello:

    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.

  4. Brian Cornell:

    Cutting complexity at headquarters will make us more competitive.

  5. Zodiac Killer:

    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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  • مقرArabic
  • quarter general, seu, centralCatalan, Valencian
  • centrála, štáb, velitelstvíCzech
  • hovedkvarterDanish
  • Hauptquartier, ZentraleGerman
  • επιτελείο, αρχηγείο, έδραGreek
  • stabejo, sidejoEsperanto
  • sede, cuartel generalSpanish
  • keskuspaikka, pääesikunta, päämaja, keskustoimisto, pääkonttoriFinnish
  • siège social, quartier généralFrench
  • ardoifig, príomhoifig, príomhlongfort, ceanncheathrúIrish
  • ard-oikManx
  • מִפְקָדָה, מטהHebrew
  • sede centrale, quartier generaleItalian
  • 本社, 本部, 司令部Japanese
  • ទីបញ្ជាការKhmer
  • 본부Korean
  • باره‌گاKurdish
  • praetōriumLatin
  • papataungaMāori
  • hoofdkwartierDutch
  • 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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