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 basenoun

    (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 headquartersnoun

    the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command

    "the general's headquarters were a couple of large tents"

  3. headquartersnoun

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


  1. Headquartersnoun

    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. headquartersnoun

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

  2. headquartersnoun

    The center of an organization's operations or administration

  3. headquartersnoun

    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

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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. Patrick Pouyanne:

    I am convinced that for some of my colleagues, their headquarters will leave France if laws like that are passed.

  2. Michael Bagdes-Canning:

    We went to Wilmington in June to send JPMorganChase a message - 15 of us elders were arrested in front of their credit card headquarters in rocking chairs. At that time we were demanding that Chase quit funding fossil projects. We at Occupy Biden had the same message - we called on President Biden to declare a climate emergency and to end all new fossil projects.

  3. 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.

  4. Der Spiegel news magazine:

    The campaign operations should be based in CDU party headquarters, as a result of that meeting, the first staff workers are being recruited.

  5. Bambang Soelistyo:

    The ship had 122 people on board. The team from our headquarters ... all that we have, we are deploying there but we're facing high waves.

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  • مقرArabic
  • quarter general, seu, centralCatalan, Valencian
  • centrála, velitelství, štábCzech
  • hovedkvarterDanish
  • Zentrale, HauptquartierGerman
  • αρχηγείο, επιτελείο, έδραGreek
  • stabejo, sidejoEsperanto
  • cuartel general, sedeSpanish
  • keskuspaikka, päämaja, pääkonttori, keskustoimisto, pääesikuntaFinnish
  • quartier général, siège socialFrench
  • ardoifig, ceanncheathrú, príomhlongfort, príomhoifigIrish
  • ard-oikManx
  • מִפְקָדָה, מטהHebrew
  • quartier generale, sede centraleItalian
  • 本社, 本部, 司令部Japanese
  • ទីបញ្ជាការKhmer
  • 본부Korean
  • باره‌گاKurdish
  • praetōriumLatin
  • papataungaMāori
  • hoofdkwartierDutch
  • 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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