from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fortified place or a fortress.
- n. A place of survival or refuge: one of the last strongholds of an age-old tradition.
- n. An area dominated or occupied by a special group or distinguished by a special quality: a feminist stronghold; a stronghold of democracy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fortress
- n. A place of refuge, survival or domination by a particular group or idea
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fastness; a fort or fortress; fortfield place; a place of security.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fastness; a fort; a fortified place; a place or position of security: often used figuratively, and formerly as two words.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a strongly fortified defensive structure
From strong + hold. (Wiktionary)