Headquarters



[hed-kwawr-terz, -kwaw-] /ˈhɛdˌkwɔr tərz, -ˌkwɔ-/

noun, plural headquarters. (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
a center of operations, as of the police or a business, from which orders are issued; the chief administrative office of an organization:
The operatives were always in touch with headquarters.
2.
the offices or working location of a military commander; the place from which a commander customarily issues orders.
3.
a military unit consisting of the commander, his staff, and other assistants.
[hed-kwawr-ter, -kwaw-] /ˈhɛdˌkwɔr tər, -ˌkwɔ-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to situate in headquarters.
verb (used without object)
2.
to establish one’s headquarters.
/ˌhɛdˈkwɔːtəz/
plural noun (sometimes functioning as sing)
1.
any centre or building from which operations are directed, as in the military, the police, etc
2.
a military formation comprising the commander, his staff, and supporting echelons
/ˌhɛdˈkwɔːtə/
verb
1.
(informal, mainly US) to place in or establish as headquarters
n.

1640s, from head (adj.) + quarters. Headquarter as a verb is recorded from 1903.

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