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Definitions of headquarters

  1. The location of a commanding officer in camp, garrison, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. (usually plural) the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command; "the general's headquarters were a couple of large tents" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. (plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. The office or residence of an official; a center of authority. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The place of general rendezvous; the residence of the officer or general in command. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command; "his headquarters were a couple of large tents" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. The quarters or residence of a commander-in-chief or general. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for headquarters

  1. During a visit which he made to Boston, his headquarters were at Chickering's pianoforte warerooms, and on one occasion I was presented to him as a youth of some musical promise. – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason
  2. " Camp Faith" was thereupon selected as the name of cavalry headquarters – Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life by Charles King
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