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Pronunciation:  'hed`kworturz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command; "his headquarters were a couple of large tents"
  2. [n]  the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
  3. [n]  a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff

HEADQUARTERS is a 12 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: central office, home office, HQ, main office, military headquarters
 See Also: business office, command post, force, general headquarters, GHQ, guardhouse, headquarters staff, military force, military group, military installation, military unit, office



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: base, base of operations, booking office, box office, branch, branch office, cabinet, center of authority, central administration, central office, central station, chambers, chancellery, chancery, closet, command post, company headquarters, consulate, corporate headquarters, CP, den, embassy, executive office, general headquarters, GHQ, home office, HQ, legation, main office, office, seat, shop, study, ticket office