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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)

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.

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)."