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headquarters (n.)

"residence of a military commander," 1640s, from head (adj.) + quarters. Headquarter as a verb is recorded from 1838 (in Headquartered).

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Definitions of headquarters from WordNet

headquarters (n.)
(usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise;
many companies have their headquarters in New York
Synonyms: central office / main office / home office / home base
headquarters (n.)
the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command;
the general's headquarters were a couple of large tents
Synonyms: hq / military headquarters
headquarters (n.)
(plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff;
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