Definition of headquarters in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhedˌkwôrdərz/


[treated as singular or plural]
1The premises occupied by a military commander and the commander’s staff.
Example sentences
  • Its main generating unit was the staff headquarters of the Red Army's Rear Services.
  • We received initial guidance from our higher headquarters and our commanding general.
  • Their military headquarters were located at the Hotel Regina in Paris.
1.1The place or building serving as the managerial and administrative center of an organization.
Example sentences
  • The tigers had to be moved more than 400 kilometres from the site to the headquarters of the centre.
  • Which two trans national organisations have their headquarters in Brussels?
  • The national headquarters is based at York University with a regional centre at Sheffield Hallam University.

Words that rhyme with headquarters

hindquarters, Waters

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Syllabification: head·quar·ters

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