2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Headquarters \Head"quar'ters\ (-kw[add]r't[~e]rz), noun pl. [but sometimes used as a n. sing.]

1. The quarters or place of residence of any chief officer, as the general in command of an army, or the head of a police force; the place from which orders or instructions are issued; hence, the center of authority or order.

The brain, which is the headquarters, or office, of intelligence. --Collier.

2. The main office from which an organization such as a commercial enterprise is managed; -- usually where the chief executive officer works. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise; "many companies have their headquarters in New York" [syn: {headquarters}, {central office}, {main office}, {home office}, {home base}]

2: the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command; "the general's headquarters were a couple of large tents" [syn: {headquarters}, {HQ}, {military headquarters}]

3: (plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff

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