headquarters

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction head·quar·ters \ ˈhed-ˌkwȯ(r)-tərz , -ˌkȯr- , (ˈ)hed-ˈkwȯ(r) , -ˈkȯr- \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of headquarters

1 : a place from which a commander performs the functions of command
2 : the administrative center of an enterprise

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First Known Use of headquarters

1622


HEADQUARTERS Defined for English Language Learners

headquarters

Definition of headquarters for English Language Learners

  • : a place from which something (such as a business or a military action) is controlled or directed


HEADQUARTERS Defined for Kids

headquarters

noun plural head·quar·ters \ ˈhed-ˌkwȯr-tərz \

Definition of headquarters for Students

: a place from which something is controlled or directed
Hint: Headquarters can be used as a singular or a plural in writing and speaking.
  • Company headquarters is in Chicago.
  • Where are the campaign headquarters?


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