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ˈheɪ stɪŋzhast·ings

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hastings, Thomas Hastingsnoun

    United States architect who formed and important architectural firm with John Merven Carrere (1860-1929)

  2. Hastingsnoun

    a town in East Sussex just to the south of the place where the battle of Hastings took place

  3. Hastings, battle of Hastingsnoun

    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


  1. Hastingsnoun

    A place name

  2. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hastingsnoun

    Peas that come early.

    Etymology: from hasty.

    The large white and green hastings are not to be set ’till the cold is over. John Mortimer, Husbandry.


  1. Hastings

    Hastings ( HAY-stingz) is a large seaside town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, 24 mi (39 km) east to the county town of Lewes and 53 mi (85 km) south east of London. The town gives its name to the Battle of Hastings, which took place 8 mi (13 km) to the north-west at Senlac Hill in 1066. It later became one of the medieval Cinque Ports. In the 19th century, it was a popular seaside resort, as the railway allowed tourists and visitors to reach the town. Today, Hastings is a fishing port with the UK's largest beach-based fishing fleet. It has an estimated population of 92,855 as of 2018.


  1. hastings

    Hastings is a town and borough located in the county of East Sussex, in southeast England. It is famous for the historic event "The Battle of Hastings" that took place in 1066, though the actual battle occurred in the nearby town of Battle. Hastings is also known for its fishing fleet and beach-launched boats, as well as its rich cultural attractions that include museums, art galleries, theaters, and historical landmarks. It can also refer to an English surname.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hastings

    early fruit or vegetables; especially, early pease

  2. Etymology: [From Haste, v.]


  1. Hastings

    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

  1. Hastings

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. hastings

    A town of England, in the county of Surrey, 33 miles northeast from Brighton, and one of the Cinque Ports. Near this place, in 1066, was fought the decisive battle of Hastings, which wrested the crown of England from Harold, and gave it to William the Conqueror.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hastings is ranked #1253 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hastings surname appeared 28,015 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname Hastings.

    88.9% or 24,931 total occurrences were White.
    5% or 1,420 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 756 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 507 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 235 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 168 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hastings in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hastings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Hastings in a Sentence

  1. Dale Holness:

    Congressman Alcee Hastings and I have worked closely together over many, many years.

  2. Chad Barnhill:

    We were an hour away from her sister’s home and, after performing the night before and then knowing she would have a long night that following evening, she still drove to Hastings to spend the day with her niece.

  3. Ted Sarandos:

    Ideally, it would be great if you could watch a network and not understand what the networks' politics are, the programming on Netflix is an aggregation of the politics of a lot of storytellers and creators... It's not an aggregation of my politics or Reed's [ Hastings, Netflix's CEO ] politics.

  4. Tessa Dare:

    The past year has been so difficult for everyone. Collectively, we needed a mass infusion of joy, if the world can agree on nothing else, at least 63 million households can celebrate the Duke of Hastings' perfectly arched eyebrow.

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