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

Typical American fare, including sandwiches, burgers, salads, pastas, chicken and trout. Rosemary Mcclure, Los Angeles Times, "In fall, experience the awe and adventure in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks," 31 Aug. 2019 Use it as a dip, on a sandwich, in a soup or in a baked good. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sunflower seed butter is an allergen-free answer to nut butters, for baking and more," 30 Aug. 2019 Golden’s month-old food hall, Tributary, will land its ninth and final stall next month, a taco and ceviche bar to add to the pizza, sandwich, salad, bagel, smoothie bowl and raw bar options already available. Josie Sexton, The Know, "Golden’s first food hall, Tributary, is further proof that Golden’s food scene is heating up," 29 Aug. 2019 Or order the banana almond butter sandwich, which also features honey and strawberries. Emily Sabens, Indianapolis Star, "Kid-friendly restaurants: 9 places in Indianapolis with the best children's menus," 29 Aug. 2019 The popularity of the chicken sandwich, which was first released earlier this month, was heightened after what’s being called #ChickenWars on social media. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Jimmy Kimmel's Son Billy Digs into Popeyes Chicken Sandwich: 'Even 2-Year-Olds Can't Resist'," 27 Aug. 2019 The casual mini restaurant chain serves up sandwiches, stir-fry dishes, curry bowls and noodles with bold flavors inspired by the cultures of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, according to the release. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Atlanta's Tin Drum Asian Kitchen expanding to Houston with five locations," 27 Aug. 2019 At first glance, the Hot Bob sandwich — one of the new food offerings available to Bears fans at Soldier Field concession stands this season, unveiled by the team Monday — is just an ordinary school-cafeteria sloppy Joe. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "Here are all the new food offerings at Soldier Field for the Bears’ 100th season," 25 Aug. 2019 Dinner highlights: Fantastic flatbreads ($13-$15), like the Pepper and Onion with feta cheese; sandwiches, including a Veggie Reuben ($13); and classic entrees, like a 10-ounce prime New York strip steak with fries ($32). Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Chase Center: 5 great San Francisco restaurants before the show," 23 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In the sixth minute of her first start since returning from the World Cup, Morgan was sandwiched in the air between Red Star defenders Julie Ertz and Sarah Gorden while vying for a header. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando Pride chase back-to-back wins when they face Washington Spirit on road," 13 Aug. 2019 Oberhaus reports that human DNA samples are also included in the library, sandwiched in layers of epoxy resin between the 40 micron nickel disks with hair and blood from 24 humans embedded as well. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "A Crashed Spacecraft Might Have Put Earth’s Most Indestructible Organisms on the Moon," 8 Aug. 2019 The news came sandwiched in a longer IGTV video, posted on the Collective's Instagram feed, about the organization's mission. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie Will Be the First Royal to Make a Podcast," 2 Aug. 2019 Particularly with road battles at Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan with home tests against Penn State and Illinois sandwiched in a six-game stretch midseason that will define them. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State football's Mark Dantonio: Spartans working to 'chase the moment'," 18 July 2019 Naturally, Miller accounted for two of the outs, while sandwiched in between was Orozco hauling in a fly ball to left field. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Pinto All-Stars Louisiana bound for World Series after 2 big wins at Region," 7 July 2019 In past presidential cycles, Nevada has traditionally been an afterthought, sandwiched in the middle of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "The 2020 Nevada caucuses — and growing political power of the West — explained," 20 June 2019 Kiernan Shipka who plays Sabrina, posed on the red carpet sandwiched in between her on-screen love interest, Ross Lynch, the actor who plays Harvey Kinkle, and Gavin Leatherwood, who plays her school crush, Nicholas Scratch. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "There Was a "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Love Triangle on the 2019 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet," 16 June 2019 Living spaces are sandwiched in lumber, with hardwood on the floors and beamed ceilings up above. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Sugar Ray Leonard eyes a $52-million prize in Pacific Palisades," 27 July 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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