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Has•tings  (hāstingz),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalThomas, 1860–1929, U.S. architect.
  2. BiographicalWarren, 1732–1818, British statesman: first governor general of India 1773–85.
  3. Place Names, World Historya seaport in E Sussex, in SE England: William the Conqueror defeated the Saxons near here on Senlac Hill 1066. 74,600.
  4. Place Namesa city in S Nebraska. 23,045.
  5. Place Namesa town in SE Minnesota. 12,827.

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Hastings /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)
Hastings /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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