Head·quar·ters n. pl.
1. 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. --Collier.
n 1: (usually plural) the office that serves as the
administrative center of an enterprise; "many companies
have their headquarters in New York" [syn: central
office, main office, home office, home base]
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" [syn:
HQ, military headquarters]
3: (plural) a military unit consisting of a commander and the