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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Amid the mayhem, Withers, putting himself at considerable risk, snapped photos of police raiding protesters’ church headquarters with tear-gas launchers, providing proof of what the police had denied. Clifford Thompson, WSJ, "‘A Spy in Canaan’ and ‘Bluff City’ Review: Reporter and Informer," 22 Feb. 2019 The five-gallon containers held uranium specimens and were originally lodged in a basement in the park's headquarters, per the report. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Grand Canyon's Museum Has Reportedly Been Exposing Tourists to Uranium for 18 Years," 19 Feb. 2019 Amazon will build two new headquarters, one in the Long Island City section of Queens, New York, and another in Crystal City, Northern Virginia. Rani Molla, Recode, "Amazon, Apple and others are expanding out of major tech cities — but mostly to other major tech cities," 20 Dec. 2018 The main entrance to the 1.14-mile test tunnel is located at SpaceX’s headquarters, a mere third of a mile from Metro’s Green Line. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "We don’t need more dedicated places where cars can go fast," 20 Dec. 2018 About that time, disturbing Glassdoor reviews surfaced suggesting that there was chaos at the Toronto headquarters, which reporting revealed to be true. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "The biggest beauty trend in 2018? Makeup brands behaving badly," 18 Dec. 2018 Apparently, Nvidia later flew one of its reps to Falcon's Oregon headquarters, where the techs showed exactly how destructive these twin-fan cards would actually be. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "How I went from testing a fancy new graphics card to shouting at Windows 10," 24 Nov. 2018 With this new undertaking comes an equally thrilling project (to us design nerds, at least): the renovation of her Amore & Vita headquarters, which includes a full reception area and three private offices. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "An Exclusive Look Inside Shay Mitchell’s Stunning Office Remodel," 4 Sep. 2018 The British monarch visited GCHQ headquarters in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Makes Her First Official Public Appearance of 2019," 14 Feb. 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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