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strong·hold

 (strông′hōld′)
n.
1. A fortified place or a fortress.
2.
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.

stronghold

(ˈstrɒŋˌhəʊld)
n
1. (Fortifications) a defensible place; fortress
2. a major centre or area of predominance
[C15: from strong + hold1 (in the archaic sense: a fortified place)]

strong•hold

(ˈstrɔŋˌhoʊld, ˈstrɒŋ-)

n.
1. a well-fortified place; fortress.
2. a place that serves as the center of a faction or of any group sharing certain opinions or attitudes.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stronghold - a strongly fortified defensive structurestronghold - a strongly fortified defensive structure
citadel, bastion - a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
blockhouse - a stronghold that is reinforced for protection from enemy fire; with apertures for defensive fire
defensive structure, defence, defense - a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
hold - a stronghold
donjon, dungeon, keep - the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
redoubt - an entrenched stronghold or refuge

stronghold

noun
1. bastion, fortress, bulwark, fastness The seat was a stronghold of the labour party.
2. refuge, haven, retreat, sanctuary, hide-out, bolt hole Shetland is the last stronghold of otters in the British Isles.
Translations
قَلْعَه، حِصْن
pevnost
bastion
vígi, virki

stronghold

[ˈstrɒŋhəʊld] Nfortaleza f, plaza f fuerte (fig) → baluarte m, centro m
the last stronghold ofel último baluarte de ...

stronghold

[ˈstrɒŋhəʊld] n
(= fortress) → bastion m
[party, group people] → bastion m

stronghold

[ˈstrɒŋˌhəʊld] nfortezza
the last stronghold of ... (fig) → l'ultima roccaforte di...

strong

(stroŋ) adjective
1. firm, sound, or powerful, and therefore not easily broken, destroyed, attacked, defeated, resisted, or affected by weariness, illness etc. strong furniture; a strong castle; a strong wind; She's a strong swimmer; He has a very strong will/personality; He has never been very strong (= healthy); He is not strong enough to lift that heavy table.
2. very noticeable; very intense. a strong colour; a strong smell.
3. containing a large amount of the flavouring ingredient. strong tea.
4. (of a group, force etc) numbering a particular amount. An army 20,000 strong was advancing towards the town.
ˈstrongly adverb
strength (streŋθ) noun
1. the quality of being strong. He got his strength back slowly after his illness; I hadn't the strength to resist him.
2. the number of people etc in a force, organization etc, considered as an indication of its power or effectiveness. The force is below strength.
strengthen (ˈstreŋθən) verb
to make or become strong or stronger. He did exercises to strengthen his muscles; The wind strengthened.
ˈstrongbox noun
a safe or box for valuables.
strong drink
alcoholic liquors.
ˈstronghold noun
a fort, fortress or castle etc.
strong language
swearing or abuse.
ˌstrong-ˈminded adjective
having determination.
strong point
a quality, skill etc in which a person excels. Arithmetic isn't one of my strong points.
strongroom noun
a room specially constructed for keeping valuable articles, with thick walls and a heavy steel door etc.
on the strength of
relying on. On the strength of this offer of money, we plan to start building soon.