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What Does HQ Mean?HQ means "High Quality" and "Headquarters." Here is more information about the abbreviation HQ. Examples of use can be found below.
High QualityHQ is typically used in text-based communications to indicate that something is of "High Quality."
HeadquartersHQ is widely used, both in text and speech, to mean "Headquarters." In this context, HQ refers to the main center of control of an organization, business or operation.
Summary of Key Points
First Definition of HQ"High Quality" is the most common definition for HQ on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Second Definition of HQHQ also means "Headquarters."
1: Easy to guess
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Image for HQWhen I write HQ, I mean this:
HQ also means "Headquarters."
Examples of HQ in SentencesHere are examples of HQ being used in conversations:
- Cherie: Is that a new dress?
- Angela: It is, I bought it from that HQ place in town.
- Tom: I've just bought an own-brand chicken for $1.50
- Lewis: Really HQ then.
An Academic Look at HQWhen used with the meaning "Headquarters," the abbreviation HQ is a noun (i.e., a part of speech that denotes a person, animal, place, thing, or idea).
When used with the meaning "High Quality," HQ is an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
- The coat was made of HQ wool. (Here, the adjective HQ modifies the noun wool.)
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we might have said something like "First Class" instead of using HQ to mean "High Quality."
Example of HQ Used in a Text
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