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head·quar·ters

 (hĕd′kwôr′tərz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. The offices of a commander, as of a military unit, from which orders are issued.
2. A center of operations or administration: The company has its headquarters in the suburbs.
Usage Note: The noun headquarters can be used with either a singular or a plural verb. The plural is more common: The corporation's headquarters are in Boston. But when referring to authority rather than physical location, many people prefer the singular: Division headquarters has approved the new benefits package.

headquarters

(ˌhɛdˈkwɔːtəz)
pl n (sometimes functioning as singular)
1. any centre or building from which operations are directed, as in the military, the police, etc
2. (Military) a military formation comprising the commander, his staff, and supporting echelons
Abbreviations: HQ or h.q.

head•quar•ters

(ˈhɛdˌkwɔr tərz, -ˌkwɔ-)

n., pl. -ters. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a center of operations, as of the police, a military commander, or a business, from which orders are issued.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headquarters - (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterpriseheadquarters - (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise; "many companies have their headquarters in New York"
mukataa - an Arabic word for headquarters or administrative center; "Arafat was holed up in the mukataa of his West Bank compound"
business office, office - place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed; "he rented an office in the new building"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
2.headquarters - the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of commandheadquarters - the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command; "the general's headquarters were a couple of large tents"
command post, general headquarters, GHQ - military headquarters from which a military commander controls and organizes the forces
guardhouse - a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained
military installation - any facility servicing military forces
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
3.headquarters - (plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
ACLANT, Allied Command Atlantic - a major strategic headquarters of NATO located in the United States; is under the authority of the North Atlantic Council
Allied Command Europe, ACE - a major strategic headquarters of NATO; safeguards an area extending from Norway to Turkey
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
headquarters staff - military staff stationed at headquarters

headquarters

plural noun head office, base, HQ, command post, nerve centre, mission control The building is the headquarters of the family firm.

headquarters

noun
1. A center of organization, supply, or activity:
Military: installation.
2. A place of concentrated activity, influence, or importance:
Translations
مَرْكِز القِيادَهمَقَرُ القِيَّادَة
centralquarter generalseu
hlavní stanústředí
hovedkvarter
päämaja
sjedište
höfuîstöîvar
本社
본부
praetorium
glavni štabsedež podjetja
huvudkontor
กองบัญชาการ
cơ quan đầu nãotổng hành dinhtrụ sởtrung tâm

headquarters

[ˈhedˈkwɔːtəz]
A. NPL (Mil) → cuartel msing general; (police etc) → jefatura fsing de policía; [of party, organization] → sede fsing (Comm) → oficina fsing central, central fsing
B. CPD headquarters staff Nplantilla fsing de la oficina central

headquarters

[ˌhɛdˈkwɔːrrz] npl
[business] → siège m, direction f (générale)
[campaign] → siège m
(MILITARY)quartier m général

headquarters

[ˌhɛdˈkwɔːtəz] npl (Mil) → quartier msg generale; (of party, organization) → sede f centrale (Police) → centrale f

head

(hed) noun
1. the top part of the human body, containing the eyes, mouth, brain etc; the same part of an animal's body. The stone hit him on the head; He scratched his head in amazement.
2. a person's mind. An idea came into my head last night.
3. the height or length of a head. The horse won by a head.
4. the chief or most important person (of an organization, country etc). Kings and presidents are heads of state; (also adjective) a head waiter; the head office.
5. anything that is like a head in shape or position. the head of a pin; The boy knocked the heads off the flowers.
6. the place where a river, lake etc begins. the head of the Nile.
7. the top, or the top part, of anything. Write your address at the head of the paper; the head of the table.
8. the front part. He walked at the head of the procession.
9. a particular ability or tolerance. He has no head for heights; She has a good head for figures.
10. a headmaster or headmistress. You'd better ask the Head.
11. (for) one person. This dinner costs $10 a head.
12. a headland. Beachy Head.
13. the foam on the top of a glass of beer etc.
verb
1. to go at the front of or at the top of (something). The procession was headed by the band; Whose name headed the list?
2. to be in charge of; to be the leader of. He heads a team of scientists investigating cancer.
3. (often with for) to (cause to) move in a certain direction. The explorers headed south; The boys headed for home; You're heading for disaster!
4. to put or write something at the beginning of. His report was headed `Ways of Preventing Industrial Accidents'.
5. (in football) to hit the ball with the head. He headed the ball into the goal.
-headed
having (a certain number or type of) head(s). a two-headed monster; a bald-headed man.
ˈheader noun
1. a fall or dive forwards. He slipped and took a header into the mud.
2. (in football) the act of hitting the ball with the head. He scored with a great header.
ˈheading noun
what is written at the top of a page etc. The teacher said that essays must have a proper heading.
heads noun, adverb
(on) the side of a coin with the head of a king, president etc on it. He tossed the penny and it came down heads.
ˈheadache noun
1. a pain in the head. Bright lights give me a headache.
2. something worrying. Lack of money is a real headache.
ˈheadband noun
a strip of material worn round the head to keep one's hair off one's face.
ˈhead-dress noun
something, usually ornamental, which is worn on, and covers, the head. The tribesmen were wearing head-dresses of fur and feathers.
ˌheadˈfirst adverb
with one's head in front or bent forward. He fell headfirst into a pool of water.
ˈheadgear noun
anything that is worn on the head. Hats, caps and helmets are headgear.
ˈheadlamp noun
a headlight.
ˈheadland noun
a point of land which sticks out into the sea.
ˈheadlight noun
a powerful light at or on the front of a car, lorry, train, ship, aeroplane etc. As it was getting dark, the driver switched on his headlights.
ˈheadline noun
the words written in large letters at the top of newspaper articles. I never read a paper in detail – I just glance at the headlines.
ˈheadlines noun plural
a brief statement of the most important items of news, on television or radio. the news headlines.
ˈheadlong adjective, adverb
1. moving forwards or downwards, with one's head in front. a headlong dive into the pool of water; He fell headlong into a pool of water.
2. (done) without thought or delay, often foolishly. a headlong rush; He rushes headlong into disaster.
head louse
a type of louse that infests the human head.
headˈmasterfeminine headˈmistress noun
the person in charge of a school; the principal.
ˌhead-ˈon adverb, adjective
(usually of cars etc) with the front of one car etc hitting the front of another car etc. a head-on collision; The two cars crashed head-on.
ˈheadphones noun plural
(also ˈearphones) a pair of electronic instruments held over a person's ears, by a metal band over the head, which are connected to a radio. a set of headphones.
ˌheadˈquarters noun singular or plural
(often abbreviated to HQ (eitʃˈkjuː) noun) the place from which the chief officers or leaders of an organization (especially an army) direct and control the activities of that organization. During the election, his house was used as the campaign headquarters.
ˈheadrest noun
a sort of small cushion which supports a person's head, eg as fitted to a dentist's chair, a car seat.
ˈheadscarf, ˈheadsquare nouns
a usually square scarf worn by women over or round the head.
ˈheadstone noun
a stone put at a grave, usually with the name of the dead person on it, the date of his birth and death etc.
ˈheadstrong adjective
(of people) difficult to persuade or control; always doing or wanting to do what they themselves want. a headstrong, obstinate child.
ˈheadwind noun
a wind which is blowing towards one.
above someone's head
too difficult (for someone) to understand. His lecture was well above their heads.
go to someone's head
1. (of alcohol) to make someone slightly drunk. Champagne always goes to my head.
2. (of praise, success etc) to make someone arrogant, foolish etc. Don't let success go to your head.
head off
1. to make (a person, animal etc) change direction. One group of the soldiers rode across the valley to head the bandits off.
2. to go in some direction. He headed off towards the river.
head over heels
1. completely. He fell head over heels in love.
2. turning over completely; headfirst. He fell head over heels into a pond.
heads or tails?
used when tossing a coin, eg to decide which of two people does, gets etc something. Heads or tails? Heads you do the dishes, tails I do them.
keep one's head
to remain calm and sensible in a crisis etc.
lose one's head
to become angry or excited, or to act foolishly in a crisis.
make head or tail of
to understand. I can't make head or tail of these instructions.
make headway
to make progress. We're not making much headway with this new scheme.
off one's head
mad. You must be off your head to work for nothing.

headquarters

مَقَرُ القِيَّادَة ústředí hovedkvarter Hauptquartier αρχηγείο cuartel general, sede central päämaja siège sjedište sede 本社 본부 hoofdkantoor hovedkvarter centralny zarząd escritório central, sede штаб-квартира huvudkontor กองบัญชาการ merkez cơ quan đầu não 总部
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A salute of twenty-four guns was fired on reciept of good news from Washington, and a dress parade took place at headquarters.
The natives of the Beecher party also withdrew a little way from those of Professor Bumper's organization, and then preparations for spending the night in the jungle went on in the rival headquarters.
She gave one of her town houses for a Suffrage headquarters, produced one of her own plays at the Princess Theater, was arrested for picketing during a garment-makers' strike, etc.
In other respects, it was a substantial, jolly-looking mansion, and seemed fit to be the residence of a patriarch, who might establish his own headquarters in the front gable and assign one of the remainder to each of his six children, while the great chimney in the centre should symbolize the old fellow's hospitable heart, which kept them all warm, and made a great whole of the seven smaller ones.
Of course her room is Ranger headquarters now, Marse Tom, while she's sick.
But even at headquarters I found difficulties; I perceived that there were things about the White Cap Corps which one member knew and another one didn't.
The boy mused awhile over the substantial change which had taken place in his worldly circumstances, and then wended toward headquarters to report.
Every morning the Western Union looked to see the white flag flying over the Bell headquarters.
Their headquarters lay in the southwest corner of this district, near the crossing of two of the so-called Martian canals.
This was Fix, one of the detectives who had been dispatched from England in search of the bank robber; it was his task to narrowly watch every passenger who arrived at Suez, and to follow up all who seemed to be suspicious characters, or bore a resemblance to the description of the criminal, which he had received two days before from the police headquarters at London.
No one in Weybridge could tell us where the headquarters were established; the whole place was in such confusion as I had never seen in any town before.
He was swelled with a tale he had heard from a reliable friend, who had heard it from a truthful cavalryman, who had heard it from his trustworthy brother, one of the order- lies at division headquarters.

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