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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Headquarters  \Head"quar`ters\,  n.  pl  [but  sometimes  used  as  a 
  n.  sing.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  headquarters 
  n  1:  the  office  that  serves  as  the  administrative  center  of  an 
  enterprise  [syn:  {central  office},  {main  office},  {home 
  office}] 
  2:  the  place  from  which  a  commander  performs  the  functions  of 
  command;  "his  headquarters  were  a  couple  of  large  tents" 
  [syn:  {HQ},  {military  headquarters}] 
  3:  a  military  unit  consisting  of  a  commander  and  the 
  headquarters  staff 




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