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

noun, plural headquarters. (used with a singular or plural verb)
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.
the offices or working location of a military commander; the place from which a commander customarily issues orders.
a military unit consisting of the commander, his staff, and other assistants.
[hed-kwawr-ter, -kwaw-] /ˈhɛdˌkwɔr tər, -ˌkwɔ-/
verb (used with object)
to situate in headquarters.
verb (used without object)
to establish one’s headquarters.
plural noun (sometimes functioning as sing)
any centre or building from which operations are directed, as in the military, the police, etc
a military formation comprising the commander, his staff, and supporting echelons
(informal, mainly US) to place in or establish as headquarters

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


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