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.
- sub·head·quar·ters, noun, plural sub·head·quar·ters.
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How to use headquarters in a sentence
Alternately, they may now feel a need to develop a diversification strategy that includes a combination of those regions, including the one where their global headquarters is located.COVID proves that companies need to reduce their dependence on China | matthewheimer | September 11, 2020 | Fortune
In recent years, the company has distanced itself from Silicon Valley, and has moved its headquarters to Denver from Palo Alto, California.Palantir CEO to investors: Pick a ‘different company’ if you don’t like us | Verne Kopytoff | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
The monument and its new pedestal were installed in 2007 outside the police headquarters building, which opened in 2000.A Closer Look at the Public Art at Chicago Police Stations | by Logan Jaffe | August 21, 2020 | ProPublica
Palantir, the big data company that is reportedly seeking to go public via a direct listing, recently changed its headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to Denver.
Palantir changed its website earlier this week to list Denver as its new headquarters.Prominent Silicon Valley tech company departs for Denver | Verne Kopytoff | August 19, 2020 | Fortune
“Firestorms Will Rain on the headquarters of War,” the title threatened.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel | Michael Daly | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Full disclosure: The event was held at the headquarters of IAC, the corporate parent of The Daily Beast.
Brennan is expected to address the CIA workforce at headquarters on Tuesday.
Back at police headquarters, Chief of Police Michael Floore Sr. ran out of the detective bureau, barking into a walkie talkie.
He wired a few reports back to headquarters and departed soon after.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With each division, in addition to the divisional staff, there were officers detached from the headquarters staff.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Bidding a young bank manager take charge of the detachment, Frank led the newcomer rapidly to headquarters.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
It was eleven o'clock before the river was crossed and the headquarters of Colonel Guitar reached.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Again visited headquarters 29th Division, and afterwards walked through the trenches of the 87th Brigade.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
You can probably realize just how headquarters would take the sort of yarn we'd spin if we dashed in and told them the truth.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for headquarters
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
- Abbreviations: HQ, h.q.
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