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Hastings, Thomas Hastings(noun)
United States architect who formed and important architectural firm with John Merven Carrere (1860-1929)
a town in East Sussex just to the south of the place where the battle of Hastings took place
Hastings, battle of Hastings(noun)
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
A place name
Origin: The place name in England is derived from the tribal name Hæstingas, meaning "Hæsta's people", "the family/followers of Hæsta", which was later transferred to their settlement.
early fruit or vegetables; especially, early pease
Origin: [From Haste, v.]
Hastings is a town and borough in the county of East Sussex on the south coast of England. The town is located 24 mi east of the county town of Lewes and 53 mi south east of London, and has an estimated population of 86,900. In historical terms, Hastings can claim fame through its connection with the Norman conquest of England; and also because it became one of the medieval Cinque Ports. Hastings was, for centuries, an important fishing port; although nowadays much reduced, it still has the largest beach-based fishing fleet in England. The town became a watering place in the 1760s, and then, with the coming of the railway, a seaside resort. The attraction of Hastings as a tourist destination continues; although the number of hotels has decreased, it caters for wider tastes, being home to internationally-based cultural and sporting events, such as chess and running. It has set out to become "a modern European town" and seeks to attract commercial business in the many industrial sites round the borough.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a popular holiday and health resort in Sussex; occupies a fine situation on the coast, with lofty cliffs behind, 33 m. E. of Brighton; has a splendid esplanade 3 m. long, parks, public gardens, &c., and ruins of a castle.
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