sandwich

noun
sand·​wich | \ˈsan(d)-ˌwich, 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 \

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

Wrap sandwiches in parchment or plastic wrap and place in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Salami Sandwiches with Cauliflower Relish," 31 Oct. 2018 The worker making the sandwiches sprinted out of the store and the would-be thief started pistol-whipping Farag, according to the New York Post. Greg Norman, Fox News, "Video shows New York City deli owner wrestling away gun during brazen robbery attempt," 19 Sep. 2018 Oh, and Momofuku restaurateur David Chang made her a churro ice cream sandwich. Brooke Hauser, Marie Claire, "Female Leaders, All From Families of Immigrants, Share Their Stories," 22 Aug. 2018 Wayback Burgers: Free bottomless fries with purchase of burger or sandwich. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Celebrate National French Fry day with what else, french fry deals," 13 July 2018 More: Miss them? Taco Bell's Nacho Fries are making a comeback Wayback Burgers: Get free bottomless fries with the purchase of a burger or sandwich Friday at participating locations. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Fry Day is Friday! Where to score free french fries and deals," 12 July 2018 Railroad workers, truck drivers and others who have jobs supporting the plant also stop in or place orders for burgers and barbecue sandwiches. Samantha Bomkamp, latimes.com, "In this small steel town, Trump's tariffs have been met with a sigh of relief," 9 July 2018 The girl, who had been playing with her two younger sisters in the park in Washington state, rode her bicycle home, made some sandwiches, then took them back to the park. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, "A 12-year-old’s murder went unsolved for decades. Police just used a napkin to find a suspect.," 26 June 2018 The food menu includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads and entrees. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "World Cup is in Russia? Get your vodka fix at 10 Phoenix distilleries," 19 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

By contrast, the biggest Dodgers decision of the night backfired: Manager Dave Roberts’ pulled pitcher Pedro Báez, who had sandwiched two strikeouts around an intentional walk, in favor of lefty Alex Wood. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Red Sox Roll Over Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series," 24 Oct. 2018 With wide sidewalks and a friendly park sandwiched in the middle, this is the city’s best stroll for window shopping, people watching and sun worshipping. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "Helsinki holds its own among Nordic capitals," 18 Sep. 2018 Three National League teams are sandwiched in between the Yankees and Mariners, including the Washington Nationals (+700), Chicago Cubs (+950) and Milwaukee Brewers (+1100). Oddsshark, SI.com, "Yankees Best Astros, Red Sox as Betting Favorites to Win 2018 World Series," 20 June 2018 It's sandwiched in between meat stores and stacked high with piles of old and dusty records. Anna Cardovillis, CNN, "'Vinyl is king!': Why Kenya is having a record revival," 23 Apr. 2018 The Cleveland Browns have the first and fourth picks, with the New York Giants and Jets sandwiched in between. Chuck Schilken, latimes.com, "When is the 2018 NFL draft?," 19 Apr. 2018 Use ¼ cup buttercream frosting to sandwich together the two rounds. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Halloween Cat Cake," 2 Oct. 2018 The 2015 maternal mortality rate in the U.S. was calculated at 26.4 deaths per 100,000 live births—sandwiched between Uzbekistan’s 26.2 and Kazakhstan’s 26.5. Olivia Campbell, SELF, "How California Cut Its Maternal Death Rate in Half," 9 Aug. 2018 The show premiered at a time when women’s matches still got low billing, typically sandwiched between men’s matches and mostly seen as an excuse to get more popcorn or use the restroom. Lizzie Havoc, Marie Claire, "Real Women Wrestlers Love ‘GLOW' as Much as You Do," 20 June 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)

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

sandwich

noun
sand·​wich | \ˈsand-ˌwich \

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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