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

Wherever the day takes you, save room for a panino al lampredotto—this stewed tripe sandwich is a Florence must. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cities in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 The spicy chicken sandwich ($16) is a better option between bread, largely thanks to pimento cheese and the inclusion of pickles. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Restaurant Review: Detroit's Empire Kitchen & Cocktails has no clothes," 12 July 2018 Jimmy John’s may control how to make a sandwich, but the restaurant chain is not responsible for making employees of franchisees work overtime without pay, according to a federal court ruling published this week. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Court rules Jimmy John's not responsible for alleged labor law violations by franchisees," 28 June 2018 The microgreens are nutrient-dense and make a healthy addition to salads and sandwiches. Willi Evans Galloway, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Microgreens Indoors at Home," 22 Aug. 2018 Inspired by European cafes, its menu is filled with British, French, and Austrian classics, along with salads and sandwiches perfect for a light lunch. Emily Selter, Town & Country, "London Travel Guide: The Best Things to Do, See, Eat, and More," 7 Aug. 2018 Our salads and sandwiches and entrees are all in the $10 to $15 range at most. Bruce Ingram, chicagotribune.com, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: The Harp and Fiddle in Park Ridge," 5 July 2018 Menu items include soups, salads and sandwiches ranging from $5.75 to $8.95 based on size. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "This local coffee shop and sourdough bakery could open in Sacramento’s Amtrak station," 28 June 2018 Go on an avo-crawl through the stands to try tostadas, salads, sandwiches, smoothies–and yes, toasts–featuring the California icon. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Things to Do This Week in L.A.," 18 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Tucked under a bustling underpass in Brooklyn, there’s a thin storefront sandwiched between two run-of-the-mill apartment buildings. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "Brooklyn’s Bar Beau Is the Latest Hidden Hotspot You Need to Visit," 24 Nov. 2018 It's created in the lab by zapping thin samples of water sandwiched between plates with high-intensity shock waves or laser pulses. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Weird water phase “ice-VII” can grow as fast as 1,000 miles per hour," 24 Oct. 2018 Nepal is a poor country, sandwiched between India and China, where every year thousands of visitors embark on multiday hikes to glimpse some of the world’s highest peaks. Kai Schultz, The Seattle Times, "Near Everest’s slopes, a helicopter rescue fraud preys on trekkers," 4 Sep. 2018 While traditional s’mores feature a layer of chocolate and roasted marshmallows sandwiched between two graham crackers, there are plenty of other delicious ways to get your s’mores fix. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "National S'mores Day: 8 twists on this classic summer dessert," 10 Aug. 2018 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

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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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