Hansel



[han-suh l] /ˈhæn səl/

noun, verb (used with object), hanseled, hanseling or (especially British) hanselled, hanselling.
1.
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[han-suh l] /ˈhæn səl/
noun
1.
a gift or token for good luck or as an expression of good wishes, as at the beginning of the new year or when entering upon a new situation or enterprise.
2.
a first installment of payment.
3.
the initial experience of anything; first encounter with or use of something taken as a token of what will follow; foretaste.
verb (used with object), handseled, handseling or (especially British) handselled, handselling.
4.
to give a handsel to.
5.
to inaugurate auspiciously.
6.
to use, try, or experience for the first time.
/ˈhænsəl/
noun, verb
1.
a variant spelling of handsel
/ˈhænsəl/
noun
1.
a gift for good luck at the beginning of a new year, new venture, etc
verb (transitive) -sels, -selling, -selled (US) -sels, -seling, -seled
2.
to give a handsel to (a person)
3.
to begin (a venture) with ceremony; inaugurate

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