Hansel

Definitions

  • From HANSEL AND GRETHEL
    From HANSEL AND GRETHEL
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. & v Hansel hăn"sĕl See Handsel.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Hansel and Grethel Hansel and Grethel
HANSEL AND GRETHEL SAT DOWN BY THE FIRE HANSEL AND GRETHEL SAT DOWN BY THE FIRE
Hansel and Gretel Hansel and Gretel

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Engelbert Humperdinck's real name is Gerry Dorsey. He didn't make that name up, though. It originally belonged to the 1800s German musician who wrote the opera Hansel and Gretel.
    • hansel See handsel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hansel hand′sel the first sale or using of anything: earnest-money or part-payment by way of binding a bargain:
    • n Hansel hand′sel (Scot.) a gift made on the first Monday of the year to a child or servant: a New-year's gift
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. handselen, a giving into the hands of another; or Ice. handsal.

Usage

In literature:

They were Hansel and Grettel.
"Everychild" by Louis Dodge
NEAR a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter and his wife, and his two children; the boy's name was Hansel and the girl's Grethel.
"Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm" by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Many years ago, a woodcutter and his wife, with their two children, Hansel and Gretel, lived upon the outskirts of a dense wood.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
So Hansel and Gretel gathered together quite a little mountain of twigs.
"Favorite Fairy Tales" by Logan Marshall
I don't think, though, that Hansel really believes me a witch, by the way he's looking at me.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
However, we hanselled your cup, as you know she is of a thirsty temperament.
"The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler" by David Brewster
Taken from pedlars who, coming into a house, will say, 'Give us hansel.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
So Hansel and Grethel gathered together quite a little mountain of twigs.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
I'll hansel his woman's clothes for him.
"The Constant Couple" by George Farquhar
Humperdinck's lovely Hansel and Gretel has given him a place of importance.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
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In poetry:

Yn the medys of the towne,
Ther he schowed hes war;
"Pottys! pottys!" he gan crey foll sone,
"Haffe hansell for the mar."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
March is the month of cringe and bluster.
Each of our children has a sister.
They cling together like Hansel and Gretel,
With their noses glued to the benzoin kettle.
"One Third Of The Calendar" by Ogden Nash
'Tis true I brought noo fortune hwome
Wi' Jenny, vor her honey-moon,
But still a goodish hansel come
Behind her perty soon,
Vor stick, an' dish, an' spoon, all vell
To Jeäne, vrom Aunt o' Camwy dell.
"The Wheel Routs" by William Barnes

In news:

She joins Jeremy Renner, who will play Hansel , with Tommy Wirkola ("Dead Snow") directing.
Students from Trinity School of Frederick play angels as they surround Hansel and Gretel during a dress rehearsal of " Hansel and Gretel" at Grace United Church of Christ on Wednesday night.
Into the forest with Syracuse Opera's ' Hansel & Gretel'.
Dick Blume / The Post Standard The witch frightens Audrey Elizabeth Luna as Gretel (bottom) and Katie Calcamuggio as Hansel in Syracuse Opera's production of " Hansel & Gretel".
' Hansel and Gretel': An Irresistible Treat.
" Hansel and Gretel" is presented by the Washington National Opera's Young Artists Program.
' Hansel and Gretel' great way to introduce ballet to young children.
Humperdinck 's Hansel and Gretel.
Senior Christy Cash finished with a score of, 229.15, in the three-meter dive to place 36th and lead the Jayhawks in day one of the Phill Hansel Invitational.
Hansel Kreutzer and Jennifer Mespelt.
Phil Hansel operates a control valve for a collection tank at PolyFlow in Akron, Wednesday, July 23, 2008.
Loftin debuts with a smart, fresh, and thoroughly modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel.
In the fairy tale 'Hansel and Gretel,' the brother-and-sister pair leave a trail of breadcrumbs behind to help them retrace their steps back home.
Hansell doesn't plan any drastic overhauls to the menu or the restaurant, he says.
Sarah Henry Posts Second-Fastest Collegiate 500 Free in History at Phil Hansel Invite.
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In science:

BHMV94. V´eronique Bruy`ere, Georges Hansel, Christian Michaux, and Roger Villemaire.
Least Significant Digit First Presburger Automata
Mood, Introduction to the theory of statistics (McGraw-Hill Inc., 1974). H. H¨affner, W. H¨ansel, C. F.
Detection of systematic errors in quantum experiments
Hansell, Topological properties of Souslin subsets, Trans.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
Bruy`ere, V., Hansel, G., Michaux, C., and Villemaire, R. 1994.
Bounds on the Automata Size for Presburger Arithmetic
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