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

Caffe Limoncello offers espressos and pastries — and soon, pasta and sandwiches. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Bellevue lands a famous, big-name hot-pot spot and 42 other new openings around the Seattle area," 13 Feb. 2019 Thirty-nine percent refuse to provide these youth warm meals, instead providing them with snacks or sandwiches. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "How states and crowdfunding are tackling the growing problem of student lunch debt," 27 Dec. 2018 Instructions: Fill a sandwich-size Ziploc bag one-third of the way with water. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Stretch Shoes That Are Too Small," 24 Dec. 2018 Stacked in different combinations, these superthin sandwiches could be customized for the tiniest of circuits and many other tech advances. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Graphene," 13 Aug. 2018 There are beers, espressos, grab-and-go sandwiches and desserts. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Bellevue lands a famous, big-name hot-pot spot and 42 other new openings around the Seattle area," 13 Feb. 2019 Add the sandwiches and cook, covered, until the underside is golden but not burnt, 3 to 5 minutes. Chrissy Teigen, Good Housekeeping, "Jalapeño Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese," 14 Jan. 2019 Think: slow-roasted duck hash, chicken salad sandwiches, and ricotta and pignoli salad. Ali Francis, Vogue, "7 Long Island City Restaurants You Should Try Before, Well, Amazon," 20 Nov. 2018 Pie iron: Kids love to cook over the fire, and a square pie iron ($17.99) can make gooey desserts, toasted sandwiches, and hot breakfast easy. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 The corridor is sandwiched between the heavily militarized Russian exclave of Kaliningrad and Moscow’s ally Belarus, and is considered NATO’s weak spot on its eastern flank. Eric Schmitt, New York Times, "In Eastern Europe, U.S. Military Girds Against Russian Might and Manipulation," 27 June 2018 Tucked under a bustling underpass in Brooklyn, there’s a thin storefront sandwiched between two run-of-the-mill apartment buildings. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "Brooklyn’s Bar Beau Is the Latest Hidden Hotspot You Need to Visit," 24 Nov. 2018 It's created in the lab by zapping thin samples of water sandwiched between plates with high-intensity shock waves or laser pulses. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Weird water phase “ice-VII” can grow as fast as 1,000 miles per hour," 24 Oct. 2018 Nepal is a poor country, sandwiched between India and China, where every year thousands of visitors embark on multiday hikes to glimpse some of the world’s highest peaks. Kai Schultz, The Seattle Times, "Near Everest’s slopes, a helicopter rescue fraud preys on trekkers," 4 Sep. 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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