Stronghold vs Shelter - What's the difference?

stronghold | shelter |


As nouns the difference between stronghold and shelter

is that stronghold is a fortress while shelter is a refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.

As a verb shelter is

to provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.

stronghold

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A fortress
  • A place of refuge, survival or domination by a particular group or idea
  • The last stronghold of the Cornish language.

    shelter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1928, author=Lawrence R. Bourne
  • , title=Well Tackled! , chapter=7 citation , passage=The detective kept them in view. He made his way casually along the inside of the shelter until he reached an open scuttle close to where the two men were standing talking. Eavesdropping was not a thing Larard would have practised from choice, but there were times when, in the public interest, he had to do it, and this was one of them.}}
  • An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc.
  • Derived terms

    * bus shelter

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.
  • * Dryden
  • Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.
  • * Southey
  • You have no convents in which such persons may be received and sheltered .
  • To take cover.
  • During the rainstorm, we sheltered under a tree.