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

Examples of headquarter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trudeau opted to headquarter the bank in Canada’s financial capital of Toronto, despite a push at the time by civic leaders in Calgary -- the heart of the nation’s oil patch -- and elsewhere. Kait Bolongaro, Bloomberg.com, "Trudeau Retools Canada Infrastructure Bank for Covid Recovery," 1 Oct. 2020 That is where Cellular Technology Limited (CTL) comes in, a global biotech company headquartered at 20521 Chagrin Boulevard and in Shaker Heights for over a decade. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Proposed Shaker Heights zoning changes would broaden uses, help local biotech firm expand," 8 June 2020 Southwest Airlines, headquartered at Love Field, is responsible for about 80% of the traffic there. Kyle Arnold, Dallas News, "What happened to all those direct flights from Dallas? Blame COVID-19," 1 May 2020 The company has been adding jobs at its Zurn Industries LLC commercial plumbing division, headquartered at 511 W. Freshwater Way, in the Reed Street Yards business park in Milwaukee. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rexnord plans to close Grafton facility, with layoffs to begin in May. Around 200 workers would be affected.," 4 Feb. 2020 The video came after a day of meetings Lohan had with the staff at Lawyers.com, an online legal service headquartered in New Jersey. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "Lindsay Lohan Shows Off Her 'Flamingo Moves' While Dancing in a Pink Jumpsuit at a Gas Station," 24 Oct. 2019 The Canton startup headquartered at 1001 S. Lakewood Ave. had previously appeared on the precipice of a major expansion, The Baltimore Sun reported in 2017. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore-based meal kit company Terra’s Kitchen files for bankruptcy," 25 Sep. 2019 Sixty-four members of the Colorado task force, headquartered at West Metro Fire in Lakewood, responded after the attacks. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "West Metro firefighter, who served at 9/11 Ground Zero, to be honored at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial," 25 Sep. 2019 Many of the world’s most valuable companies, including Facebook, Apple Inc., and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are headquartered just south of San Francisco, which has made the surrounding area one of the wealthiest and most expensive in the world. Kurt Wagner, BostonGlobe.com, "Facebook to push remote hiring, tells employees they can move," 22 May 2020

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First Known Use of headquarter

1838, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Headquarter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headquarter. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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