head·​quar·​ter ˈhed-ˌkwȯ(r)-tər How to pronounce headquarter (audio)
headquartered; headquartering; headquarters

intransitive verb

: to make one's headquarters

Examples of headquarter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The percentage of deals including investors headquartered outside the region—10% of investments into Chinese startups for the first half of this year—is the lowest it’s been since PitchBook started tracking the metric. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 28 Sep. 2023 Story continues below advertisement Earlier this year, an exhibition at Pace Gallery, headquartered in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, paired the White Southern photographer William Christenberry with RaMell Ross, a younger Black photographer. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 Over the past decade, the South Coast Air Quality Management District could have collected more than $200 million in pollution fees from the region’s largest polluters, according to government records obtained by Earthjustice, an environmental law nonprofit headquartered in San Francisco. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2023 Capital raised by food tech companies headquartered in Mass. 70 companies raised over $8 billion from 2019 to 2022. Macie Parker, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2023 The snacks company will also maintain a presence in Battle Creek, Michigan, where Kellogg is headquartered and where the cereals business will remain. Talia Soglin, Chicago Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 The maiden project will be headquartered in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the cultural epicenter of the Central Asian region. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 6 Sep. 2023 The brand was born in Toronto in 1961 and remains headquartered there—and the iconic, know-what-you-need-before-you-do service is matched only by the spectacular citywide views from the 55-story tower. Kyle Beechey, Vogue, 5 Sep. 2023 The Rush system also includes Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital. CommonSpirit Health, a large Catholic and nonprofit hospital chain headquartered in Chicago, also received a Price Transparency Champion Award. Ilana Arougheti, Chicago Tribune, 5 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of headquarter was in 1838

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“Headquarter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headquarter. Accessed 5 Oct. 2023.

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