from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • n. A fortress
  • n. A place of refuge, survival or domination by a particular group or idea

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fastness; a fort or fortress; fortfield place; a place of security.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a strongly fortified defensive structure


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From strong + hold.



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