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

That kind of scale could turn the selling of sandwiches, salads, and low-key groceries into a major money-making business. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Why Amazon’s future depends on moving from the internet to the physical world," 2 Nov. 2018 Pipe a small amount of frosting on the bottom of a Hershey's Kiss and place in the center of the sandwich. Alexis Jones, Redbook, "The Best Halloween Food Ideas for Your Adult Gathering," 2 Aug. 2018 The bear ate the lunch, which Watts told Channel 2 consisted of a sandwich, some chips and a cookie. Campbell Lutz, ajc, "Nurse leaves minivan windows rolled down, returns to find black bear inside," 11 July 2018 One of the sandwiches Chicago is known for nationally is now available in Northwest Indiana. Jessi Virtusio, Post-Tribune, "Buona brings ‘the original Italian beef’ from Illinois to Schererville," 3 July 2018 The Room-Service Breakfast Sandwich Public, Chicago The Platonic ideal of a breakfast sandwich executed just right by Jean-Georges Vongerichten: an egg sammy with bacon, spinach, and pepper Jack. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "How to Cure a Hangover: A Drinker’s Guide to Surviving the Morning After," 29 June 2018 All of the sandwiches are coated with panko breadcrumbs and fried for 2.5 minutes. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Would You Pay $185 For a Sandwich With 5 Ounces of Beef?," 26 June 2018 There's nothing surreal, though, about the brewpub, a friendly, homey spot with a small beer garden and an extensive menu of sandwiches, burgers, flatbreads, and entrees like fish-and-chips. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Take a chill ride to northwest Indiana—and its two-dozen breweries," 22 June 2018 For the fifth consecutive year, those who are 18 years old and under can get an entree of hot or cold sandwiches or wraps, milk, veggies and fruit, according to district finance director Sheri Stack. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Free eats: Schools cooking up great grub so Waukesha kids don't go hungry this summer," 13 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Add tomatoes and pickles to the tops and sandwich the tops over the crabs. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Crispy soft-shell crabs and chipotle mayo fill these po’ boy sandwiches," 18 June 2018 Artworks line the walls and are propped up on landings, including fragments of a mural by the multimedia artist Swoon that are sandwiched between sheets of glass. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "Clinton Hill Mansion With a Rock ’n’ Roll History," 8 June 2018 Like the middle of an oreo cookie, but less sweet, the four travel lanes on Interstate-275 between Five Mile Road and U.S. 52 remain untouched, forever sandwiched between two sections of six-lane traffic. Sheila Vilvens, Cincinnati.com, "Why only four-lanes between Five Mile and U.S. 52 on I-275?," 7 June 2018 Pret was founded in London in 1986, sandwiched between office buildings on Victoria Street. The Economist, "Business this week," 31 May 2018 Chang had worked at clinics in Queens and Orange County, New York, which is sandwiched between the Hudson River and New Jersey, north of New York City. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "Doctor was paid to treat 9/11 firefighters. He vacationed abroad and stole $160,000, cops say," 30 May 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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