headquarters

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

Definition of headquarters

  1. 1 :  a place from which a commander performs the functions of command

  2. 2 :  the administrative center of an enterprise

First Known Use of headquarters

1622


HEADQUARTERS Defined for English Language Learners

headquarters

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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

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

Definition of headquarters for Students

  1. :  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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