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 That relationship stretches back to the end of the last century, when Indianapolis used a variety of incentives estimated at around $50 million to convince the NCAA to headquarter itself downtown. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Nov. 2020 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, 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, 8 June 2020 Southwest Airlines, headquartered at Love Field, is responsible for about 80% of the traffic there. Kyle Arnold, Dallas News, 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, 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, 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, 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, 25 Sep. 2019 See More

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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 13 Aug. 2022.

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