Headquarters (HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are coordinated. In the United States, the corporate headquarters represents the entity at the center or the top of a corporation taking full responsibility managing all business activities. In the UK, the term Head Office is most commonly used for the HQs of large corporations. The term is also used regarding military organizations.
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... In 1975 Continental Airlines had its headquarters on the grounds of LAX ... Prior to its dissolution Western Airlines had its headquarters at LAX ... Prior to its dissolution cargo airline Flying Tiger Line had its headquarters at LAX ...
... the right image for a "world-class company", began looking at other possible headquarters cities ... On January 15, 1987, the RJR Nabisco board approved a headquarters move from Winston-Salem to Cobb County, Georgia, north of Atlanta, where the company had rented space ... Nabisco donated the 519,000-square-foot World Headquarters Building to Wake Forest University but continued to use it until the September 1987 move ...
... The party's headquarters is located in the center of Tirana, 50m from the Albanian parliament ...
... MacArthur Central) was used as the South West Pacific headquarters for General Douglas MacArthur, chief of the Allied Pacific forces, until his ... MacArthur had previously rejected use of the University of Queensland complex as his headquarters, as the distinctive bends in the river at St Lucia ... Also used as a headquarters by the American troops during World War II was the T G Building ...
More definitions of "headquarters":
- (noun): (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise.
Example: "Many companies have their headquarters in New York"
Synonyms: central office, main office, home office, home base
Famous quotes containing the word headquarters:
“What does headquarters think these guys came over here for, a sewing circle? They go up playing for keeps. Cops and robbers with rocks in the snowballs. Brass knuckles and lead pipes and a roughneck conviction they can lick any man in the world.”
—Dalton Trumbo (19051976)
“Anything goes in Wichita. Leave your revolvers at police headquarters and get a check.”
—For the State of Kansas, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“If the national security is involved, anything goes. There are no rules. There are people so lacking in roots about what is proper and what is improper that they dont know theres anything wrong in breaking into the headquarters of the opposition party.”
—Helen Gahagan Douglas (19001980)