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


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


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

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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 The other chefs won the following categories: Barbecue, bacon, burger, chili, dessert, recipe, sandwich, seafood and steak. Matthew Statham, al, "Saw’s Soul Kitchen chef named World Chef Champion," 10 Nov. 2019 Convenient grab-&-go sandwiches, snacks and baked goods will be available for purchase., "Community News For The Windham Edition," 8 Nov. 2019 More on the West Side Market Cafe The West Side Market Cafe also has an extensive brunch and lunch menu including sandwiches, salads, pierogies and more. Alex Darus, cleveland, "Breakfast with beer at the West Side Market Cafe: a truly Cleveland experience," 8 Nov. 2019 The meal and other festive specials, including an open-face hot turkey sandwich ($14) and slices of pumpkin pie ($4), are also offered Nov. 27 and 29 in case one day of holiday fare isn’t enough. Samantha Nelson,, "26 restaurants where you can eat out or pick up carryout for Thanksgiving dinner," 8 Nov. 2019 Free food Twin Peaks restaurants will offer select free menu items, including chicken tenders, pulled pork sandwiches, cheeseburgers and its wedge salad. Noelle Phillips, The Denver Post, "Veterans Day 2019: Things to do and Denver deals," 7 Nov. 2019 Local photographer and man-about-town Viranlly Liemena swears by the breakfast sandwich, full of fluffy scrambled eggs and Swiss cheese and sauced with tomato jam on a flaky croissant. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, "A Coffee-Obsessive’s Guide to Drinking the Best Coffee in Vancouver," 7 Nov. 2019 The menu includes protein bowls, salads, sandwiches, fresh juice, protein shakes, acai bowls and breakfast items. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Pizza, burgers and craft beer: 41 new restaurants opened in metro Phoenix in October," 5 Nov. 2019 The kids tore into the food, eating all of the sandwiches, laughing and joking. Washington Post, "Schools in meat-loving rural Brazil went vegan. The community revolted.," 3 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Anfernee Jennings’ forced fumble on the following drive deflated the crowd even more with 10 Tide points sandwiching that moment. Michael Casagrande |, al, " instant analysis: How Alabama finished off South Carolina on wild day," 14 Sep. 2019 Noise-fighting measures include a cast block of compacted graphite iron, offset piston pins to reduce piston slap and a two-piece oil sump that uses sandwiched polymer and metal material. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "2020 Ram EcoDiesel is strong, silent, but how fuel-stingy will it be?," 6 Sep. 2019 After an opening day thumping of Chelsea, Solskjaer's side have drawn with Wolves and Southampton away, which sandwiched a shock home defeat to Wan-Bissaka's former side., "Aaron Wan-Bissaka Injury Revealed After Man Utd Defender Pulls Out of England Squad," 5 Sep. 2019 Detectives roamed among them on the sidewalks, which sandwiched about 20 shell casings lying on the street. Alice Yin,, "‘He didn’t do anything to anyone’: South Chicago car salesman, 42, killed in shooting," 31 Aug. 2019 The new facility is across from the Boston Public Library and sandwiched between an AT&T store and a Bank of America. Hanna Krueger,, "We visited Tom Brady’s flashy new TB12 facility on Boylston Street. Here’s what we learned," 29 Aug. 2019 So to date the skull, the team needed to find two tuffs that sandwiched the fossil’s sediments. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "'Unprecedented' skull reveals face of human ancestor," 28 Aug. 2019 What’s also interesting is the last three games of the regular season — home games with Michigan State and Michigan sandwiching a trip to Rutgers. Don Markus,, "Three takeaways from Maryland’s Big Ten men’s basketball schedule," 23 Aug. 2019 Gonzalez totally lost his command in the fourth, sandwiching a pair of walks – the second coming to Gibson – around a Jonathan Schoop double. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 6, Twins 5: Trent Grisham's homer in the eighth decides it," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sandwich


1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sandwich


John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich †1792 English diplomat

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How to pronounce Sandwich (audio)

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



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


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


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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