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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Officials with Bethany, which is headquartered in Michigan, said the seven children being reunited with their parents are the only ones younger than 5 that remain in their care. baltimoresun.com, "Trump appears to walk back 'zero tolerance' immigration policy as it rushes to reunite families," 10 July 2018 Hardee's, 58-year-old burger chain headquartered just outside of Nashville unveiled its first store redesign in a suburb here as part of an ongoing rebranding effort meant to separate it from Carl’s Jr. and clean up the chain's reputation. Lizzy Alfs, USA TODAY, "Hardee's, Carl's Jr. chains part ways in fast-food image shakeup," 19 June 2018 The Burke family's Trek is headquartered in Waterloo. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Chris Farley's family sues Trek for using his 'fat guy' image for fat-tire bikes," 6 June 2018 Trump’s campaign, which Manafort led, was headquartered at Trump Tower in New York, and Manafort owned New York real estate. Bob Van Voris, Bloomberg.com, "What Pardons Can (and Can’t) Do for Trump’s Defense," 4 June 2018 While the Mormon church remains headquartered in Salt Lake City, the majority of its members are international. Mica Mcgriggs, Teen Vogue, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Celebrated the 40-Year Anniversary of the Lifted Ban Against Black Members," 11 July 2018 Even with Ford, GM and FCA US headquartered in metro Detroit, Detroit still came in 47th place for access to vehicles and maintenance. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit ranked worst city to drive in," 10 July 2018 Hogan’s eponymous real estate firm headquartered in Anne Arundel County specializes in land deals and commercial brokerage. Steve Thompson, Washington Post, "Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan releases tax returns showing $939K in income last year," 6 July 2018 But my favorite mountain bike shorts currently come from companies headquartered overseas. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, "Europeans Know How to Make Women's Mountain Bike Shorts," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of headquarter

1838, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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