T hastings

Hastings

[hey-stingz]
noun
1.
Thomas, 1860–1929, U.S. architect.
2.
Warren, 1732–1818, British statesman: first governor general of India 1773–85.
3.
a seaport in E Sussex, in SE England: William the Conqueror defeated the Saxons near here on Senlac Hill 1066.
4.
a city in S Nebraska.
5.
a town in SE Minnesota.
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Hastings1 (ˈheɪstɪŋz)
 
n
1.  a port in SE England, in East Sussex on the English Channel: near the site of the Battle of Hastings (1066), in which William the Conqueror defeated King Harold; chief of the Cinque Ports. Pop: 85 828 (2001)
2.  a town in New Zealand, on E North Island: centre of a rich agricultural and fruit-growing region. Pop: 71 100 (2004 est)

Hastings2 (ˈheɪstɪŋz)
 
n
1.  Gavin. born 1962, Scottish Rugby Union footballer; played for Scotland 1986--95
2.  Warren. 1732--1818, British administrator in India; governor general of Bengal (1773--85). He implemented important reforms but was impeached by parliament (1788) on charges of corruption; acquitted in 1795

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Hastings
O.E. Hæstingas "Settlement of the family or followers of a man called *Hæsta" (lit. "Hæsta's People").
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