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A borough of southeast England on the English Channel at the entrance to the Strait of Dover. Hastings is near the site of William the Conqueror's victory over the Anglo-Saxons under Harold II (October 14, 1066).
1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) a town in New Zealand, on E North Island: centre of a rich agricultural and fruit-growing region. Pop: 71 100 (2004 est)
1. (Biography) Gavin. born 1962, Scottish Rugby Union footballer; played for Scotland (1986–95), scoring 667 points in 61 games
2. (Biography) 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
1. Warren, 1732–1818, first British governor general of India 1773–85.
2. a seaport in E Sussex, in SE England: William the Conqueror defeated the Saxons near here 1066. 74,600.
3. a city in S Nebraska. 23,045.
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|Noun||1.||Hastings - United States architect who formed and important architectural firm with John Merven Carrere (1860-1929)|
|2.||Hastings - a town in East Sussex just to the south of the place where the battle of Hastings took place|
East Sussex - a county in southern England on the English Channel
|3.||Hastings - 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|
Norman Conquest - the invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the battle of Hastings (1066)
England - a division of the United Kingdom