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

As the sandwich was an ample meal on its own, a return trip for the phở ($9.95) was warranted. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Ngon Appetit keeps it simple with 3 items — soup, sandwiches, crepes," 11 July 2018 Employees greet every guest, bus every table, learn to cook sous vide, and bake their own bread for the sandwiches. New York Times, "A Restaurant Takes On the Opioid Crisis, One Worker at a Time," 10 July 2018 The restaurant’s Italian beef sandwiches were last spotted at the Taste in 2009, but the thin, peppery slivers of beef are back to please your taste buds this year. Sadé Carpenter, RedEye Chicago, "Try these Chicago classics at the 2018 Taste of Chicago," 5 July 2018 Sprelly's line of nut butters and jams enable the lunch bunch to make the perfect PB&J sandwich without thinking too much about it. USA TODAY, "7 new products that show how the food industry is making meals faster," 4 July 2018 The standout is the salami picante sandwich, a beautiful sub layered with spicy salami, ham, provolone, lettuce, and onions, and slathered with tangy olive tapenade and creamy sub sauce. Bon Appetit, "Gold Star Beer Counter," 2 July 2018 The butt bacon Reuben sandwich is a popular choice, with all bread made in house. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "When visiting Spring Green's Taliesin or American Players Theatre, stop here, too," 29 June 2018 The sandwiches range in price from $8.99 to $12.99 and come with a choice of macaroni salad, tomato-basil soup or potato barrels, a.k.a. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Disney: Comfort food fills Woody's Lunch Box at Toy Story Land," 28 June 2018 At Café Booqoo, in Carroll Gardens, Matt Pace ships the French bread for his po’boys directly from Leidenheimer, a historic New Orleans bakery synonymous with the sandwiches. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Lowerline and Café Booqoo Translate Classics of New Orleans Cuisine," 28 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In the third, Johnson came in with the bases loaded and no outs and sandwiched a strikeout and groundout around a sacrifice fly to end the inning. NOLA.com, "Tulane baseball wins with 4 home runs at Southern Miss," 1 May 2018 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

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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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