Definition of Stronghold

1. Noun. A strongly fortified defensive structure.

Exact synonyms: Fastness
Specialized synonyms: Bastion, Citadel, Blockhouse, Hold, Donjon, Dungeon, Keep, Redoubt
Generic synonyms: Defence, Defense, Defensive Structure



Definition of Stronghold

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

Definition of Stronghold

1. Noun. A fortress ¹

2. Noun. A place of refuge, survival or domination by a particular group or idea ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stronghold

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Stronghold

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1. Annual Report by Hawaiian Evangelical Association (1908)
"Our Chinese stronghold. Rev. EW Thwing, in describing the Chinese missionary work on ... This island is in fact the main stronghold of our Chinese mission. ..."

2. A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages by Henry Charles Lea (1887)
"Such a stronghold in the hands of desperate men, fired with the fiercest fanaticism, was a menace to the stability of the new order in the ..."

3. Four Years in Secessia: Adventures Within and Beyond the Union Lines by Junius Henri Browne (1865)
"The Departure for the Rebel stronghold.—Uncertainty of the Situation.—Doubts and Apprehensions.—Pleasant Discovery.—Enthusiasm on Board the Flotilla. ..."

4. Surveys, Historic and Economic by William James Ashley (1900)
"And so the inhabitants are defenders of their stronghold, their Burg, ... The town as a stronghold ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"... stronghold — 28th December, 1879 — but he had crowded the adventure of many lives into those brief years. One of his friends has sketched with vivid ..."

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