stronghold (plural strongholds)
- A place build#Verb|built to withstand attack#Noun|attack; a fortress.
- Synonyms: bastion, bulwark, fastness
- (figuratively) A place of domination by, or refuge or survival of, a particular group#Noun|group or idea.
- The last stronghold of the Cornish language.
- 1843 December 18, Charles Dickens, “Stave I. Marley’s Ghost.”, in A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, London: Chapman & Hall, […], OCLC 55746801 ↗, page 16 ↗:
- The Lord Mayor, in the stronghold of the mighty Mansion House, gave orders to his fifty cooks and butlers to keep Christmas as a Lord Mayor's household should; and even the little tailor, whom he had fined five shillings on the previous Monday for being drunk and blood-thirsty in the streets, stirred up to-morrow's pudding in his garret, while his lean wife and the baby sallied out to buy the beef.
- French: bastion, place forte
- German: Festung
- Italian: bastione
- Portuguese: fortaleza
- Russian: кре́пость
- Spanish: bastión, fuerte, fortaleza, plaza fuerte