headquarters

Definitions

  • FREMONT'S HEADQUARTERS
    FREMONT'S HEADQUARTERS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n headquarters the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command "the general's headquarters were a couple of large tents"
    • n headquarters (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise "many companies have their headquarters in New York"
    • n headquarters (plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Headquarters Company of the Reserve Mallet taking its bath at Chavigeny Farm The Headquarters Company of the Reserve Mallet taking its bath at Chavigeny Farm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste
    • Headquarters The main office from which an organization such as a commercial enterprise is managed; -- usually where the chief executive officer works.
    • Headquarters 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1970, Chip maker Intel purchased a pear orchard to build their corporate headquarters on
    • headquarters The quarters or place of residence, permanent or temporary, of the commander-in-chief of an army.
    • headquarters The residence of any military chief, or the place from which his orders are issued.
    • headquarters Hence The place where one chiefly resides or carries on business.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The secret recipe for Coca Cola, code-named "Merchandise 7X" is kept under lock and key in a vault in the SunTrust Bank Building in Atlanta, Georgia, the home of Coke inventor Dr. John S. Pemberton and current world headquarters of Coca Cola International.
    • n.pl Headquarters the quarters or residence of a commander-in-chief or general
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Quotations

  • Norman Schwarzkopf
    Norman Schwarzkopf
    “Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
but sometimes used as a (n. sing.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héafod, Dut. hoofd, Ger. haupt.

Usage

In literature:

Next day he was taken across the bay to the French headquarters.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
I've been there before, and we can double back past General Dashwood's headquarters.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
This left us about twenty men at our headquarters at Limerick Castle.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Bannockburn House was Prince Charles Edward's headquarters in January 1746 before the fight at Falkirk.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
This is the headquarters for the committee that controls the dead.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
He was also the sole representative of Army Headquarters.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
Work of the headquarters staff of the Military Wing.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
A German grocer wandered into police headquarters with an appeal for protection against the boys.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
Well, sir, your nephew is now at our headquarters.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
Here he experienced another pleasant surprise, for he was put through to Headquarters with no difficulty at all.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
I must report to headquarters.
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
We visited what had been the headquarters of General de Wignacourt.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
The thing to do is to have the men make headquarters here.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
At headquarters we had received orders to prepare to move.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
This suite was the first temporary headquarters of the American commander.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
They are referred to me for passports to Gen. Lee's headquarters.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Headquarters was taking a last desperate chance of keeping that valuable cargo from getting through.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
That's some kind of a headquarters over there, Freddy.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
He reached Charlotte, the headquarters of the Southern army, early in December.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
Its headquarters were in Toronto.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
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In poetry:

'Twas after the great Majuba fight:
And the next morning, at daylight,
Captain Macbean's men were ordered to headquarters camp,
So immediately Captain Macbean and his men set out on tramp.
"The Horrors of Majuba" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

A Cavalier Wrecker truck undergoes repairs at the former Lethal Wrecker headquarters on Avon Street.
A worker cleans the sign in front of Google China headquarters in Beijing on Monday.
Minneapolis school board decides to move district headquarters.
Has agreed to move the school district's headquarters from its northeast home of 50 years to a new $27.5 million facility on the city's North Side.
Says it will close its Houston office and consolidate its US personnel into a single operations group at the company's headquarters in Oklahoma City.
Said it will close its Houston office and consolidate its US personnel into a single operations group at the company's headquarters in Oklahoma City.
DoD cuts ribbon on centralized medical headquarters.
Welcome to Certifiable , your exam prep headquarters.
Speaking to a group of magazine executives at the Google headquarters, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said yesterday that the Internet is becoming a breeding ground for false information, reports Ad age.
Krystal moving headquarters to Atlanta.
A pedestrian is reflected on a window with the Facebook logo on display at the Nasdaq headquarters in New York on Friday.
A look inside Facebook's headquarters.
A few weeks ago it was announced that Frank Gehry had won the commission to design Facebook's new headquarters in the Bay Area.
A sign indicates the Metropolitan Police headquarters, New Scotland Yard in London's Westminster.
Lucy Ricciardi, chief financial officer of the Hyperion Software Corporation, didn't want a visitor to get the wrong impression on a tour of the company's new headquarters above Long Ridge Road.
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In science:

In 1995 he joined the scientific staff at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Tucson, Arizona, and subsequently moved to the NRAO headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Near-Field Radio Holography of Large Reflector Antennas
In 1995 he joined the scientific staff at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Tucson, Arizona, and subsequently moved to the NRAO headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
In 1995 he joined the scientific staff at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Tucson, Arizona, and subsequently moved to the NRAO headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
The International Standardization Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) are standard-making bodies headquartered in Geneva (Switzerland) [Sec05].
On Implementation of a Safer C Library, ISO/IEC TR 24731
Should Charlie make a sufficient deposit at his local branch, Banker Bob at headquarters wil l re-activate the account.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Should Charlie make a sufficient deposit at his local branch, Banker Bob at headquarters wil l re-activate the account.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Hitachi SR2001 located at the headquarters of Hitachi Europe Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England.
Renormalization of Drift and Diffusivity in Random Gradient Flows
According to the British Government, public key cryptography was originally invented at the Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham as early as in 1973.
Quantum Cryptography
The ESO Headquarters are located in Garching, near Munich, Germany.
OPTICON: EC Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy
The IAC’s headquarters is located on the campus of the University of La Laguna, where it has become a meeting point for the international astronomical community, a centre for research, technological development and training of researchers, engineers and technicians.
OPTICON: EC Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy
This instrument has been operating since 1988, and is currently run from headquarters at Iowa State University.
Computational Asteroseismology
Further upgrading continued during the 1980’s, under the direction of Marc Duldig, to fully automate the system and transfer the data by satellite back to the AAD headquarters in Hobart, Tasmania.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
NASA’s official visitor’s headquarters was in the small town of Buellton.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
The proposal that Riccardo and Harvey submitted in 1976 drew attention at NASA headquarters, which then initiated a competition amongst the NASA Centers to establish where such a mission might best be accomplished.
The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory: the Project Scientist's Perspective
One such corporation, Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company founded in 1849 and headquartered in NYC, in 2005 had annual revenue of 51 B USD and spent 7 B USD on R&D.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
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