noun strong·hold \ˈstrŋ-ˌhōld\

: an area where most people have the same beliefs, values, etc. : an area dominated by a particular group

: a protected place where the members of a military group stay and can defend themselves against attacks

: an area where a particular type of uncommon animal can still be found

Full Definition of STRONGHOLD

:  a fortified place
a :  a place of security or survival <one of the last strongholds of the ancient Gaelic language — George Holmes>
b :  a place dominated by a particular group or marked by a particular characteristic <a Republican stronghold> <strongholds of snobbery — Lionel Trilling>

Examples of STRONGHOLD

  1. The area is a Republican stronghold.
  2. The rebels retreated to their mountain stronghold.
  3. the last stronghold of the endangered deer

First Known Use of STRONGHOLD

15th century
STRONGHOLD Defined for Kids


noun strong·hold \ˈstrŋ-ˌhōld\

Definition of STRONGHOLD for Kids

:  fortress


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