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

In one exercise, for example, students wrote an algorithm to build a better peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Michelle Ma, WSJ, "How to Teach Kids About AI," 13 May 2019 More stories: Bar Louie, founded in downtown Chicago in 1990, is an American-fare eatery offering appetizers, flatbreads, salads, burgers, sandwiches and full course entrees. Steven Pepple, Detroit Free Press, "Bar Louie to open in former Blackfinn pub in downtown Royal Oak," 9 July 2018 Fare: Burgers, sandwiches and salads; Mexican special on Tuesdays. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "International flavors, down at the corner bar, are an American experience," 3 July 2018 Appetizers range from around $10-$13 while burgers, sandwiches and entree salads range from around $10-$12. Jane Donahue, Naperville Sun, "'On the rocks' takes on new meaning at Naperville grill," 27 June 2018 His colleagues sat on the ground nearby, eating sandwiches and waiting for their next assignment. Ryan Lillis, The Seattle Times, "‘The height of character’: Volunteers set aside sorrow, exhaustion to search for Camp Fire victims," 20 Nov. 2018 How Sun King created a food hall: The brewery says good-bye to its Hot Pockets days Eat these sandwichesOca leans more delicatessen and market than its original location at Sun King Brewery near Downtown Indianapolis. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sun King Distillery in Carmel: What to know before you go," 3 July 2018 Our intention is to make the enemy eat gay sandwiches and do gay crafts. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "Letters from the 'front' on Twitter mock prediction of second Civil War on July 4," 3 July 2018 Ate sandwiches in the USO club & wrote letters to Helen & Bob Bargert. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Service Diary of a Corpsman: Roy L. Wall, LST 509," 28 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The Tech Futurelight is a three-layer fabric comprised of a waterproof-breathable membrane sandwiched between a tough external fabric and a soft liner (the typical construction in high-end shells). Frederick Reimers, Outside Online, "On the Slopes in the North Face Futurelight Shell," 10 June 2019 Some neighbors on Tuesday did not seem aware of the former boxer in the two-story red brick rowhouse sandwiched between another house and a vacant lot on the 2700 block of West Lehigh Avenue was once a hero in Philadelphia’s storied boxing scene. Ellie Silverman, https://www.inquirer.com, "Former boxing icon Meldrick Taylor charged with aggravated assault," 5 June 2019 The cookies are made with a marshmallow sandwiched between two graham crackers, dipped in chocolate. Rebecca Deczynski, Good Housekeeping, "50 American Food Facts You Didn't Know," 4 June 2019 The isthmus separates King Cove, a fishing community of about 900 people sandwiched between ocean and mountains, and an all-weather airport at Cold Bay. Dan Joling, The Seattle Times, "Judge rejects Trump plan for road in Alaska wildlife refuge," 29 Mar. 2019 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

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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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