Definition of stronghold
- one of the last strongholds of the ancient Gaelic language
- —George Holmes
- a Republican stronghold
- strongholds of snobbery
- —Lionel Trilling
The area is a Republican stronghold.
The rebels retreated to their mountain stronghold.
the last stronghold of the endangered deer
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: 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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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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