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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Since Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, the Bezos family owns two homes nearby in Medina, Washington, according to BI. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Has An Insane Real Estate Portfolio," 12 Jan. 2019 Gray's operation is a subsidiary of the $24 billion LG Chem Ltd., headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "A daughter of Detroit defies odds, takes car industry into the future," 13 July 2018 Cheryl Conley is president of the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center headquartered at 10801 Hammerly Blvd. Cheryl Conley, Houston Chronicle, "The top dog: Coyotes are interesting canines," 10 July 2018 Beta Sigma Phi is a social, cultural and philanthropic International Sorority, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, with chapters around the world. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Woman of the Year awards given," 9 July 2018 Project member Giuliana Matamoros, a junior, said the gun control movement that now seems headquartered in Parkland needs more voices for success. Jennifer Kay, Washington Post, "Parkland students quietly share stories to process trauma," 15 May 2018 Although the ballet will be headquartered at the Loch Haven facility, major shows will still take place at downtown’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts — eventually in the center’s Steinmetz Hall, scheduled to open in 2020. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando Ballet gets $5 million donation that will jump-start for construction of its headquarters," 25 May 2018 The other two are the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, also headquartered in Tahlequah, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, based outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, media outlets report. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "An Oscars presenter spoke Cherokee language on live TV and Cherokees are jubilant | Charlotte Observer," 6 Mar. 2018 And tech companies that are expanding outside of the Bay Area or one of the three other top tech hubs — Seattle, Boston and New York, based on the number of tech companies headquartered there — are mostly expanding within those four locales. Rani Molla, Recode, "Amazon, Apple and others are expanding out of major tech cities — but mostly to other major tech cities," 20 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of headquarter

1838, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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