Definition of Headquarters

1. Noun. (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise. "Many companies have their headquarters in New York"

Exact synonyms: Central Office, Home Base, Home Office, Main Office
Specialized synonyms: Mukataa
Generic synonyms: Business Office, Office
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



2. Noun. The military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command. "The general's headquarters were a couple of large tents"
Exact synonyms: Hq, Military Headquarters
Specialized synonyms: Command Post, General Headquarters, Ghq, Guardhouse
Generic synonyms: Military Installation
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

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

Definition of Headquarters

1. n. pl. 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.

Definition of Headquarters

1. Noun. The military installation from which troops are commanded and orders are issued; the military unit consisting of a commander and his support staff ¹

2. Noun. The center of an organization's operations or administration ¹

3. Noun. A place of concentrated activity or influence ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Headquarters

1. headquarter [v] - See also: headquarter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Headquarters

headnote
headnotes
headpan
headpans
headphone
headphoned
headphonelike
headphones
headpiece
headpieces
headpin
headpins
headquarter
headquartered
headquartering
headquarters (current term)
headquarters staff
headrace
headraces
headrail
headrails
headrest
headrests
headrig
headright
headrigs
headring
headrings
headroom
headrooms

Literary usage of Headquarters

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"136. Clarridge Test., Hearings, 100-11, at 8, 20-21. 137. The first cable that the CIA Chief in Country 15 sent to headquarters on this matter stated it was ..."

2. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant by Ulysses Simpson Grant (1885)
"headquarters MOVED TO MEMPHIS—ON THE ROAD TO MEMPHIS ESCAPING JACKSON ... My application to be permitted to remove my headquarters to Memphis was, however, ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1900)
"Chicago Section, territory, Chicago and suburbs, headquarters, Chicago, ... 1899, territory, the State of Michigan, headquarters, the University oi Michigan ..."

4. YMCA Year Book and Official Rosters by Young Men's Christian Associations (1921)
"headquarters, National Office, Elizabeth House, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. ... headquarters, Russell Street 5, Calcutta. President, Rajah Sir Harnam Singh ..."

5. Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the Year 1852 by Randolph Barnes Marcy, George Brinton McClellan (1854)
"CHAPTER I, ORDER FROM headquarters OF THE ARMY — FAILURE OF FORMER EXPEDITIONS IN REACHING THE SOURCES OF RED RIVER — CAUSES OF FAILURE — DEPARTURE FROM ..."

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