head·​quar·​ter | \ ˈhed-ˌkwȯ(r)-tər How to pronounce headquarter (audio) , -ˌkȯr-, (ˈ)hed-ˈkwȯ(r), -ˈkȯr-\
headquartered; headquartering; headquarters

Definition of headquarter

intransitive verb

: to make one's headquarters

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The non-denominational church, which has been around since the 1970s, is headquartered in El Centro, California with approximately 30 affiliate churches throughout the United States and Mexico. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "A church needed money, so members held homeless people captive and forced them to beg: Feds," 11 Sep. 2019 The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is headquartered at 1 South Van Ness Ave. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "BART’s rent is soaring, so it wants to buy a new Oakland headquarters," 6 Sep. 2019 While the tanker was sailing under a UK flag, the company that operates it is headquartered in Sweden. Artemis Moshtaghian And Sarah El Sirgany, CNN, "Iran is releasing seven Indian crew members from seized UK tanker," 4 Sep. 2019 The animal rights organization that helped craft the ban is headquartered in Sherman Oaks, the fur industry’s national lobby across the San Fernando Valley in Porter Ranch. Glendale News-Press, "As California considers a fur ban, many in L.A. cling to their minks," 29 Aug. 2019 USA Diving is headquartered in Indianapolis, which has a long association with the national governing body. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Audit slams Indy-based USA Diving on finances, conflicts of interest," 19 Aug. 2019 The combined company will be headquartered in North Texas and Sagent CEO Bret Leech will lead it. Dallas News, "Westlake auto lending tech firm to remain in North Texas after merger with Pennsylvania company," 6 Aug. 2019 Today, in a squat office building half a mile from the shore, Aspiration headquarters overflow with 20- and 30-somethings working on laptops around conference tables and sprawled on the lobby’s couches. Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, "How I Made It: He dreamed of a career in politics. Now he’s shaking up consumer banking," 21 July 2019 The 40-story building is undergoing a major renovation after Starwood Capital Group, headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, bought it from Wells Fargo in 2017 for $188 million. oregonlive, "Wells Fargo Center, Oregon’s tallest skyscraper, closed due to flooding," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of headquarter

1838, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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