Definition of stronghold in English:


Syllabification: strong·hold
Pronunciation: /ˈstrôNGˌhōld


  • 1A place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack.
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    • World War I saw the evolution of a new fortification setup combining field strongholds with fortresses.
    • At the same time opposition forces began building fortified strongholds in hard-to-access mountainous areas.
    • Iraqi strongholds and fortified areas were sealed off with a part of coalition forces.
  • 1.1A place where a particular cause or belief is strongly defended or upheld: a Republican stronghold
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    • He has been to Democrat strongholds, Republican bastions and across the battleground states of the Midwest.
    • The middle and upper end of the market continues to be a stronghold of independent agencies such as Strutt & Parker and its peers.
    • They take in the Thornton & Allerton, and Clayton & Fairweather Green wards, both Tory strongholds in local elections.
    bastion, center, hotbed, safe seat

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