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

This week it’s egg and cheese sandwiches every day, but other times it’s avocado, beets, berries, or yogurt. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "13 Athletes Share How They Recover After a Tough Workout," 14 July 2018 The eateries also have moved to more environmentally friendly carryout cups and dishes, using cardboard sandwich containers and platter tray lids made of a sugar cane byproduct. Lorraine Mirabella, baltimoresun.com, "More eateries, businesses do away with plastic straws," 13 July 2018 The restaurant specializes in burgers, paninis and other sandwiches. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "6 new things to check out in Winter Garden and 3 coming soon," 13 July 2018 Those who make it through until the next morning will receive a Chick-fil-A sandwich meal every week for 52 weeks. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Pearland to get fifth Chick-fil-A; there are new rules for free food campouts," 12 July 2018 This classic Vietnamese sandwich is slathered with mayonnaise and crowned with pickled vegetables offered two ways — with pork or tofu and mushrooms. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Ngon Appetit keeps it simple with 3 items — soup, sandwiches, crepes," 11 July 2018 Place in a piping bag or sandwich size zip-top bag; drizzle chocolate over each ball. Abigail Wilt, ajc, "3 no-bake cookie recipes you'll love," 10 July 2018 Daily specials, such as brats, pulled pork, and Polish sausage sandwiches are $7.55-$7.85, including chips and a medium beverage. Myrna Petlicki, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Dockside Dogs in Waukegan," 10 July 2018 Our big outing is to sail our Boston whaler, anchor at a beach and get sandwiches. Catherine Bigelow, SFChronicle.com, "Summer’s R&R hot spots from SF’s social set," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Basically, a full tang knife (see above left) is heavier because the metal the blade is made of extends all the way to the handle where it's sandwiched between two pieces plastic (or whatever material the knife handle is made of). Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The Best Affordable Chef's Knives and How to Keep Them Sharp," 8 July 2018 Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, both men who sandwiched him in office, are dead; George senior teeters; Bill Clinton tremors when tired and, at 71, has begun to fade before our eyes. Michael Paterniti, GQ, "Jimmy Carter for Higher Office," 26 June 2018 Given Kaliningrad’s proximity to Western Europe – sandwiched against NATO members Poland and Lithuania – the development has raised eyebrows around the world. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Kaliningrad is the World Cup (and Russia's) weirdest city," 19 June 2018 Engelhardt’s fifth and final goal of the game snapped Needham’s 4-0 run in the third quarter, but it was sandwiched in between yet another four-goal spurt for the Rockets that extended into the fourth quarter to officially put the game out of reach. Jake Levin, BostonGlobe.com, "Needham boys’ lacrosse parlays patience into D1 South road win," 6 June 2018 This is a difficult class to grade for the Eagles given that it was sandwiched between the end of Chip Kelly and the resurgence of Howie Roseman. Conor Orr, SI.com, "True NFL Draft Grades: 2015 Draft, Three Years Later," 29 May 2018 Ultimately, Lovullo went with Tuesday as it was sandwiched between two day games. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "A.J. Pollock still has no timetable for return to Diamondbacks; Robbie Ray throws bullpen," 29 May 2018 You are sandwiched between generational caregiving responsibilities. Stephanie Feuer, Good Housekeeping, "What It's Like Raising My Son As An “Older” Mom," 3 Nov. 2017 Farm to Feet Max Patch Socks ($23) Featuring stretchy Lycra sandwiched between durable nylon and soft, antimicrobial merino. Blair Braverman, Outside Online, "Summer's Best Workwear for Men and Women," 28 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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