head·​quar·​ters | \ ˈhed-ˌkwȯ(r)-tərz How to pronounce headquarters (audio) , -ˌkȯr-, (ˈ)hed-ˈkwȯ(r), -ˈkȯr-\

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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South Carolina state senators narrowly agreed to give more than $115 million in tax breaks to bring the NFL’s Carolina Panthers’ headquarters and practice facility to Rock Hill, a city across the state line from its current home in North Carolina. Valerie Bauerlein, WSJ, "South Carolina Approves $115 Million in Incentives for NFL’s Panthers’ Headquarters," 9 May 2019 Once, Steel was invited to visit Amazon headquarters. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "How The Hell Has Danielle Steel Managed to Write 179 Books?," 9 May 2019 Lori and Dan also have a Philadelphia office, which is close to the QVC headquarters. Marie Milano, Country Living, "'Shark Tank' Star Lori Greiner's Husband Dan Has Always Supported Her Career," 5 May 2019 Though the bird lost a leg and was shot in the chest, Cher Ami still made it 25 miles back to headquarters, delivered the message, and helped save the soldiers. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Pigeons Are Actually the Most Magnificent Bird," 20 Nov. 2018 The car company has partnered with self-driving technology company Aurrigo to test the pods in artificial street scenes at a facility in Coventry, U.K., not far from Jaguar Land Rover's headquarters. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "Today in Self-Driving Cars: Jaguar Gives Them Eyes, Toyota Gives Them $500M," 28 Aug. 2018 Burhan was one of the generals who reached out to protesters at the week-long encampment near the military headquarters, meeting with them face to face, and listening to their views. Maggie Michael, The Seattle Times, "Sudan army removes leader, rejects al-Bashir extradition," 13 Apr. 2019 The main event in London, a procession from the BBC’s headquarters in Portland Place to Trafalgar Square, attracted tens of thousands. The Economist, "Donald Trump is greeted by protests across Britain," 13 July 2018 That’s because the house is now the headquarters of Jasmina Vico, the facialist whose work with Jodie Comer went viral when Killing Eve premiered. Catherine Hong, Town & Country, "Jodie Comer's Facialist Reveals Her Secret to Beautiful Skin," 14 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of headquarters

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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headquarters

noun

English Language Learners Definition of headquarters

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

headquarters

noun plural
head·​quar·​ters | \ ˈhed-ˌkwȯr-tərz How to pronounce headquarters (audio) \

Kids Definition of headquarters

: 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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