headquarters

1
as in center
a place from which authority is exercised the headquarters of the newly established United States government was in New York City, the nation's first capital

Synonyms & Similar Words

Relevance
2
as in base
the place from which a commander runs operations the scout went straight to the large tent in the center of the camp, correctly assuming that it served as the division's headquarters

Synonyms & Similar Words

Thesaurus Entries Near headquarters

Cite this Entry

“Headquarters.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/headquarters. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on headquarters

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Fashionable Words

  • dog-sunglasses-scarf
  • Which of these items is named for a deadly weapon?
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY