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/ˈhɛdˌkwɔr tərz, -ˌkwɔ-/
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.
/ˈhɛdˌkwɔr tər, -ˌkwɔ-/
verb (used with object)
to situate in headquarters.
verb (used without object)
to establish one's headquarters.
back formation from
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The parents of many of the students here work for the multinational firms with
in the glossy high-rises nearby.
Once you learn how to read you can competently read a novel, a newspaper article, or the latest memo from corporate
Library buildings were converted into computer labs, study spaces, and
for information-technology departments.
Industry bosses lobby the summiteers from their
in a nearby luxury hotel.
The hotel is located near several major corporate
and is especially handy for business travelers.
She won a storm of publicity and a shamefaced invitation to the firm's
The site of the new
has not yet been agreed.
He had dreamed of building apartment complexes, corporate
, modernist town halls.
The police make occasional schedules of a few and report them to
Even visiting the school's
tests one's nerves.
British Dictionary definitions for
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
) to place in or establish as headquarters
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