Definition of headquarters in English:



  • 1[treated as singular or plural] The premises occupied by a military commander and the commander's staff.

    • ‘He secured a first order of 20,000 cars from British military headquarters in Hanover.’
    • ‘The recruiting battalion headquarters were the second and third to open in Afghanistan.’
    • ‘We received initial guidance from our higher headquarters and our commanding general.’
    • ‘A mortar attack on the US military's nearby headquarters forced the reporter to withdraw.’
    • ‘After the massacre in the church, Mouzinho and her family fled to the local military headquarters.’
    • ‘It will allow digital communication from headquarters to soldiers in the field.’
    • ‘At the end of the session, he dismissed the men, then went to the troop headquarters and washed his face.’
    • ‘Most of the staff at the US military headquarters were evacuated after the crash.’
    • ‘Its main generating unit was the staff headquarters of the Red Army's Rear Services.’
    • ‘The British military occupies the town hall as a headquarters.’
    • ‘Even its military headquarters - the Pentagon - wanted to be an architectural wonder.’
    • ‘I reported to corps headquarters that my regiment had moved and was in its forward positions.’
    • ‘I think the enemy thought we were just another element, not a brigade headquarters.’
    • ‘They were to get behind enemy lines and act as scouts and gather intelligence to feed back to British military headquarters.’
    • ‘He was accompanied by Col. Geerhan Lantara, of the Teuku Umar military headquarters in Aceh.’
    • ‘Their military headquarters were located at the Hotel Regina in Paris.’
    • ‘Similar scenes were observed at Nato headquarters across town.’
    • ‘Instead, he was placed in the specially created position of Deputy Chief of Staff at naval headquarters.’
    • ‘Air strikes against militant training bases or headquarters in Pakistan have been ruled out.’
    • ‘Additionally, the battalion staff was able to operate from its own headquarters.’
    head office, main office, hq, base, nerve centre, mission control
    general headquarters, ghq, command post, depot, centre of operations
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    1. 1.1The place or building serving as the managerial and administrative center of an organization.
      • ‘San Francisco, California, is the home of the First Church of Satan and headquarters for that organization.’
      • ‘The EU used its right to block the request made at the trade organization's headquarters in Geneva.’
      • ‘Slough is set to remain the administrative headquarters of Mars Europe.’
      • ‘The national headquarters is based at York University with a regional centre at Sheffield Hallam University.’
      • ‘The company will have its corporate headquarters and a data centre at the business park.’
      • ‘About 95 per cent of the activity in headquarters is administrative so the new site is going to be of great value.’
      • ‘It was the council administrative headquarters and the police station.’
      • ‘Virginia was also the site of the national headquarters of the Moral Majority.’
      • ‘This is how the new headquarters of the National Trust is shaping up.’
      • ‘The diffuse character of the shire made it difficult to agree on a suitable administrative headquarters.’
      • ‘It is also the national headquarters of the Friends of the Trabant UK Club.’
      • ‘The vote has been ratified by the county committee, and will need to be rubber stamped by national headquarters in London.’
      • ‘It should certainly have administrative headquarters worthy of the sobriquet.’
      • ‘Which two trans national organisations have their headquarters in Brussels?’
      • ‘Representatives at the national headquarters in New York could not be reached for comment.’
      • ‘It will only be an administrative headquarters so how it will bring theatre to the heart of disadvantaged areas, is none too clear.’
      • ‘It has helped to fund things like Twin Valley's new canalside headquarters in Blackburn town centre.’
      • ‘On a hill overlooking the town is the former Nottinghamshire headquarters of the National Union of Mineworkers.’
      • ‘The tigers had to be moved more than 400 kilometres from the site to the headquarters of the centre.’
      • ‘The Mayo Adult Education Guidance Service has its headquarters at the Centre.’
      head office, main office, hq, base, nerve centre, mission control
      general headquarters, ghq, command post, depot, centre of operations
      View synonyms