Associations to the word «Hastings»

Wiktionary

HASTINGS, proper noun. A place name
HASTINGS, proper noun. A habitational surname​.
HASTINGS, proper noun. A patronymic surname​.
HASTINGS, noun. Early fruit or vegetables, especially peas.

Dictionary definition

HASTINGS, noun. United States architect who formed and important architectural firm with John Merven Carrere (1860-1929).
HASTINGS, noun. A town in East Sussex just to the south of the place where the battle of Hastings took place.
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.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats