American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fortified place or a fortress.
- n. A place of survival or refuge: one of the last strongholds of an age-old tradition.
- n. An area dominated or occupied by a special group or distinguished by a special quality: a feminist stronghold; a stronghold of democracy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fastness; a fort; a fortified place; a place or position of security: often used figuratively, and formerly as two words.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fastness; a fort or fortress; fortfield place; a place of security.
- n. a strongly fortified defensive structure
- From strong + hold. (Wiktionary)
“But my biggest problem was with a stupid group of European holy men levitating inside some sacred Asian mountain stronghold, wearing what looked like cheap Buddhist robe knock-offs.”
“On successive days last week the world's major news outlets, including the New York Times and Washington Post, reported NATO-abetted talks with the Taliban elite and the routing of the Taliban from their main stronghold in Kandahar.”
“The gang's stronghold is in Lyari Town, an ancient and impoverished ethnic Baloch community near Karachi port and a constituency represented by the Pakistan Peoples party (PPP).”
“In the near future, nuclear Holy War has decimated North America and humanityâ€ ™ s last stronghold is the dome metropolis of New Vatican City.”
“Democrats saw support in their long-term stronghold of low earners, while Republicans - many of whom have espoused tax overhauls that would limit income taxes - saw more support at higher income levels.”
“This year, an all out war ensued between the Toldot Aharon Hassidic sect and the extremists whose stronghold is the Ohel Sarah Synagogue; blows were given and received on both sides.”
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“(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) DAMON (voice-over): The city of Sarghoda has become known as a stronghold of radical Islamist groups, and now police here say they thwarted a major terror plot.”
“(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) ARWA DAMON, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The city of Sargodha has become known as a stronghold of radical Islamist groups.”
“DAMON: (voice-over): The city Sargodha has become known as a stronghold of radical Islamist groups.”
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