HyperDic: headquarters

English > 3 senses of the word headquarters:
NOUNartifactheadquarters, central office, main office, home office, home base(usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
artifactheadquarters, HQ, military headquartersthe military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command
groupheadquarters(plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff
headquarters > pronunciation
Soundshheh'dkao.rterz; hheh'dkwao.rterz
Rhymesacres ... years: 69 rhymes with erz...
English > headquarters: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaning(usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise.
Example"many companies have their headquarters in New York"
Synonymscentral office, main office, home office, home base
NarrowermukataaAn Arabic word for headquarters or administrative center
Broaderoffice, business officeplace of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishadministración, oficina central, sede
Catalanadministració, oficina central
English > headquarters: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command.
Example"the general's headquarters were a couple of large tents"
SynonymsHQ, military headquarters
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Narrowercommand post, general headquarters, GHQmilitary headquarters from which a military commander controls and organizes the forces
guardhouseA military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained
Broadermilitary installationAny facility servicing military forces
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishcuartel general, cuartel, sede
Catalancentral, quarter general, quarter, seu
English > headquarters: 3 senses > noun 3, group
Meaning(plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the headquarters staff.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Partsheadquarters staffmilitary staff stationed at headquarters
NarrowerAllied Command Atlantic, ACLANTA major strategic headquarters of NATO located in the United States
Allied Command Europe, ACEA major strategic headquarters of NATO
Broadermilitary unit, military force, military group, forceA unit that is part of some military service
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishcomandancia, cuartel general

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