Definition of headquarters in English:


Syllabification: head·quar·ters
Pronunciation: /ˈhedˌkwôrtərz


[treated as singular or plural]
  • 1The premises occupied by a military commander and the commander’s staff.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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