sandwich

noun
sand·​wich | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌwich How to pronounce sandwich (audio) , ˈsam-; dialectal ˈsaŋ-\

Definition of sandwich

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between
b : one slice of bread covered with food Have an open-faced sandwich, with one slice of bread instead of two, mustard instead of butter, and some vegetable sticks to munch on.Your Health & Fitness
2 : something resembling a sandwich especially : composite structural material consisting of layers often of high-strength facings bonded to a low strength central core

sandwich

verb
sandwiched; sandwiching; sandwiches

Definition of sandwich (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to make into or as if into a sandwich especially : to insert or enclose between usually two things of another quality or character
2 : to make a place for often used with in or between

Sandwich

geographical name
Sand·​wich | \ ˈsan(d)-(ˌ)wich How to pronounce Sandwich (audio) \

Definition of Sandwich (Entry 3 of 3)

town on the Stour River in Kent, southeastern England population 4600

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Synonyms for sandwich

Synonyms: Verb

cram, crowd, crush, jam, ram, shoehorn, squeeze, stuff, wedge

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Examples of sandwich in a Sentence

Noun

I had a ham sandwich for lunch. a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Verb

sandwiched six kids into the backseat somehow
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Hot Turkey and Provolone Sandwich The best part about the $3.99 sandwich, which includes oven-roasted turkey, provolone cheese, red onions, and tomatoes, is that it's warmed up for added perfection. Alex Aronson, Redbook, "The 14 Best Costco Food Court Menu Items, Ranked," 4 Apr. 2019 The breakfast sandwiches with extra meat are offered beyond traditional breakfast hours only upon request. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "McDonald’s Bets on Breakfast—Again," 27 Dec. 2018 After stealing a seat and ordering a sandwich (nearly impossible to pick a favorite) or grabbing a cheddar biscuit and coffee to-go, check out their an amazing selection of cookbooks, letterpress greeting cards, and local North Carolina goods. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, "Visiting Durham, N.C.? Here's Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink," 8 Feb. 2019 Founded in 1989, McAlister’s Deli is a restaurant chain known for sandwiches, baked potatoes, soups, salads and desserts. Jennie Key, Cincinnati.com, "Lots of options: West Siders have eat-out options and more are coming," 13 July 2018 Menu price range: soups, sides and sandwiches $3-$9; savory potpies and quiche $7-$12; slices of pie and whole pies $3.95-$21. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Boise Pie Co. shows its Southern roots, bakes up delicious desserts," 12 July 2018 Each chair had a brown paper bag with a sandwich, chips, an orange soda and bottle of water. Washington Post, "Exhausted and subdued, reunited families return to Guatemala," 12 July 2018 Each chair had a brown paper bag with a sandwich, chips, an orange soda and bottle of water. Colleen Long, chicagotribune.com, "Hugs and sobs as families separated in U.S. return to Guatemala," 11 July 2018 The carbs front, at first, seemed more promising: The Queen does appreciate a good tea sandwich, after all. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Does the Queen Eat Pizza?," 15 Jan. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The Derby will be sandwiched between two home Pelicans playoff games Friday and Sunday. William Guillory, NOLA.com, "Pelicans' Alvin Gentry gets early technical foul against Warriors," 28 Apr. 2018 Oregon City's Main Street lies sandwiched between a river and a cliff. Samantha Swindler, OregonLive.com, "Oregon City has one of the country's best Main Streets (Commentary)," 6 Apr. 2018 The quiet comes from the heavy cork padding under the wooden floors and a layer of acoustic insulation sandwiched between a double-layer of drywall. Howie Kahn, WSJ, "The Hotel Where You’ll Be ‘Sleep-Coached’ Into Bed," 27 Mar. 2019 This was just an exhibition sandwiched between their season-opening series in Tokyo last week and their home opener against the reigning World Series champs Thursday when the Red Sox come to town. Tj Cotterill, The Seattle Times, "Mariners can’t escape Padres’ bats as Mike Leake gets hammered 8-0 in exhibition game," 25 Mar. 2019 Briefly: Kaliningrad is the capital of a sliver of Russian land cut off from the rest of the country and sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. James Ellingworth, BostonGlobe.com, "Here is a look at all 12 World Cup stadiums in Russia," 11 June 2018 The country is sandwiched between two powerful neighbors, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, both of which have disputes with the Emirate over Persian Gulf islands. Summer Said, WSJ, "Kuwait, Saudis Close to Oil-Field Pact After U.S. Intervention," 12 Dec. 2018 Shiny black tables are sandwiched between olive-green banquettes and deep-seated gray velvet chairs. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Dazzling wine bar draws inspiration from Art Deco architecture," 20 Aug. 2018 The Italian Renaissance Revival villa that houses the Peace Gardens is sandwiched between a Polish shrine to Pope St. John Paul II and a low-slung stucco apartment block that looks like the scene of a murder in a 1930s noir film. Reif Larsen, The Seattle Times, "LA Reverential: A City’s Chill Spots," 1 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of sandwich

Noun

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sandwich

Noun

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich †1792 English diplomat

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More Definitions for sandwich

sandwich

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sandwich

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: two pieces of bread with something (such as meat, peanut butter, etc.) between them
: two or more cookies, crackers, or slices of cake with something between them

sandwich

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sandwich (Entry 2 of 2)

somewhat informal : to put (someone or something) in the space between two other things or people

sandwich

noun
sand·​wich | \ ˈsand-ˌwich How to pronounce sandwich (audio) \

Kids Definition of sandwich

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: two or more slices of bread or a split roll with a filling (as meat or cheese) between them

sandwich

verb
sandwiched; sandwiching

Kids Definition of sandwich (Entry 2 of 2)

: to fit in between two or more things or people The children were sandwiched between their parents.

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