Handselling
Handsel Hand"sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handseled} or {Handselled} (h[a^]nd"s[e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handseling} or {Handselling}.] [Written also hansel.] [OE handsellen, hansellen; cf. Icel. hadsala, handselja. See {Handsel}, n.] 1. To give a handsel to. [1913 Webster]

2. To use or do for the first time, esp. so as to make fortunate or unfortunate; to try experimentally. [1913 Webster]

No contrivance of our body, but some good man in Scripture hath handseled it with prayer. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Handsel — Hand sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handseled} or {Handselled} (h[a^]nd s[e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handseling} or {Handselling}.] [Written also hansel.] [OE handsellen, hansellen; cf. Icel. hadsala, handselja. See {Handsel}, n.] 1. To give a handsel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Handseled — Handsel Hand sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handseled} or {Handselled} (h[a^]nd s[e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handseling} or {Handselling}.] [Written also hansel.] [OE handsellen, hansellen; cf. Icel. hadsala, handselja. See {Handsel}, n.] 1. To give a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Handseling — Handsel Hand sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handseled} or {Handselled} (h[a^]nd s[e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handseling} or {Handselling}.] [Written also hansel.] [OE handsellen, hansellen; cf. Icel. hadsala, handselja. See {Handsel}, n.] 1. To give a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Handselled — Handsel Hand sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handseled} or {Handselled} (h[a^]nd s[e^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handseling} or {Handselling}.] [Written also hansel.] [OE handsellen, hansellen; cf. Icel. hadsala, handselja. See {Handsel}, n.] 1. To give a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • handsel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English hansell Date: 14th century 1. a gift made as a token of good wishes or luck especially at the beginning of a new year 2. something received first (as in a day of trading) and taken to be a token of good luck 3. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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