Simple Definition of stronghold
: 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
1 : a fortified place
2a : 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
The area is a Republican stronghold.
The rebels retreated to their mountain stronghold.
the last stronghold of the endangered deer
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Rhymes with stronghold
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