- a place having strong defenses; fortified place
- a place where a group having certain views, attitudes, etc. is concentrated
- A well protected military fortress is an example of a stronghold.
- A very democratic state where liberal ideas are very strongly defended is an example of a democratic stronghold.
The definition of a stronghold is a place that has been secured tightly in case of attack, or a place where a particular belief or ideology is firmly believed and staunchly defended.
- A fortified place or a fortress.
- a. A place of survival or refuge: one of the last strongholds of an age-old tradition.b. An area dominated or occupied by a special group or distinguished by a special quality: a feminist stronghold; a stronghold of democracy.
- One stronghold was in the north, in which they stood, and one in the south near the entrance to the desert.
- Sikukuni's stronghold was captured and his forces disbanded.
- "I don't know it's name. It was with Lunchmeat at the Immortal stronghold," Jared said, using his nickname for Katie.
- "Darkyn incorporated them into his army. He sent most to the Immortal stronghold," Jared said.
- In the war of 1868-78 it was an insurgent stronghold; near it was fought one of the most desperate conflicts of the war, and it was nearly destroyed by the opposing parties.