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English Dictionary: headquarters by the DICT Development Group
2 results for headquarters
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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): headquarters, HQ, military headquarters
  3. (plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Headquarters \Head"quar`ters\, n. pl. [but sometimes used as a
      n. sing.]
      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.
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