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Definition of "stronghold" []

  • A fortified place or a fortress. (noun)
  • A place of survival or refuge: one of the last strongholds of an age-old tradition. (noun)
  • An area dominated or occupied by a special group or distinguished by a special quality: a feminist stronghold; a stronghold of democracy. (noun)
  • A defensible place; fortress (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A major centre or area of predominance (noun)

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Use "stronghold" in a sentence
  • "But my biggest problem was with a stupid group of European holy men levitating inside some sacred Asian mountain stronghold, wearing what looked like cheap Buddhist robe knock-offs."
  • "On successive days last week the world's major news outlets, including the New York Times and Washington Post, reported NATO-abetted talks with the Taliban elite and the routing of the Taliban from their main stronghold in Kandahar."
  • "The gang's stronghold is in Lyari Town, an ancient and impoverished ethnic Baloch community near Karachi port and a constituency represented by the Pakistan Peoples party (PPP)."