• (RP) IPA: /ˈstɹɒŋhəʊld/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈstɹɔŋˌhoʊld/

stronghold (plural strongholds)

  1. A place build#Verb|built to withstand attack#Noun|attack; a fortress.
    Synonyms: bastion, bulwark, fastness
  2. (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.
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