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Hastings

town in Sussex, site of the great battle in the Norman conquest of England (Oct. 14, 1066), Old English Hæstingas "The Hastings; settlement of the family or followers of a man called *Hæsta;" literally "Hæsta's People."

The Hæstingas were an important tribal group referred to in an 8th cent. Northumbrian chronicle as the gens Hestingorum which seems to have kept a separate identity as late as the early 11th cent. ["Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names"]

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Definitions of Hastings

Hastings (n.)
United States architect who formed and important architectural firm with John Merven Carrere (1860-1929);
Synonyms: Thomas Hastings
Hastings (n.)
a town in East Sussex just to the south of the place where the battle of Hastings took place;
Hastings (n.)
the decisive battle in which William the Conqueror (duke of Normandy) defeated the Saxons under Harold II (1066) and thus left England open for the Norman Conquest;
Synonyms: battle of Hastings
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