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 Holmesb : a place dominated by a particular group or marked by a particular characteristic a Republican stronghold strongholds of snobbery — Lionel Trilling
Examples of stronghold in a Sentence
The area is a Republican stronghold.
The rebels retreated to their mountain stronghold.
the last stronghold of the endangered deer
Recent Examples of stronghold from the Web
Curtailed Freedoms The route of the march took protesters through many of the small Anatolian towns where Erdogan has a stronghold.
Conservatives have long had a stronghold on political radio — is Pod Save the People the liberal response?
The state is the biggest Democratic stronghold in the nation, and its leaders have been challenging Mr. Trump and his policies at every turn.
The coastal and central San Diego 52nd isn’t considered anybody’s stronghold and usually is viewed as a swing district.
Most of the 15 districts are Democratic strongholds (including Silicon Valley, San Francisco, northwest Boston suburbs).
Is Daenerys about to send the Unsullied to lay waste to the Lannister stronghold or is Grey Worm just hanging out by some random, Lannister-unaffiliated rock wall? 4.
He was arrested by Haitian police while giving a live radio interview in the capital of Port-au-Prince in January and whisked immediately to the U.S., prompting angry protests in his stronghold in southwestern Haiti.
Democrat Jon Ossoff is locked in a neck-and-neck race against Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s sixth congressional district, which has been a Republican stronghold for over a decade.
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Definition of stronghold for English Language Learners
: 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
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