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

Definition of headquarter 

intransitive verb

: to make one's headquarters

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Choose 180 is headquartered in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "King County’s ‘Zero Youth Detention’ plan goes forward even as $232 million youth jail goes up," 15 Oct. 2018 That would limit the law’s application to just 72 corporations headquartered and chartered in California. Emily Stewart, Vox, "California just passed a law requiring more women on boards. It matters, even if it fails.," 3 Oct. 2018 One such organization is the Cohen Veterans Network, founded and financed by billionaire Steven A. Cohen and headquartered in Stamford. courant.com, "Veterans’ Families Also Suffer From The Wounds Of War," 12 July 2018 The restaurant is run by Bon Appetit, a food-service company that, according to its website, operates more than 1,000 cafes in 33 states and is headquartered in Palo Alto. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Stem Kitchen and Garden in Mission Bay: Go before it’s ‘discovered’," 12 July 2018 According to its website, Xpeng Motors was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China. Klint Finley, WIRED, "Ex-Apple Employee Accused of Stealing Self-Driving Car Tech," 10 July 2018 To manage those brands, Brynwood intends to create a new company, Hometown Food Co., that will be headquartered in Chicago, said Henk Hartong, chairman and CEO of Brynwood Partners. Greg Trotter, chicagotribune.com, "Private equity firm to buy Pillsbury and other brands for $375M, open Chicago HQ," 9 July 2018 Cliff Drysdale Management, founded in 2001 and headquartered in New Braunfels, Texas, has operations at 30 locations in nine states and two countries, though not in Arizona. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Scottdale's Troon expands beyond golf with tennis-company purchase," 9 July 2018 Porsche, which is headquartered half a world away in Stuttgart, Germany, is revving up its style profile here in the Golden State with upcoming events in August and September. Adam Tschorn, latimes.com, "Porsche Design revs up its West Coast style profile with limited-edition watch, Aug. 3 L.A. runway show," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of headquarter

1838, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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