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Definitions for sandwich
ˈsænd wɪtʃ, ˈsæn-sand·wich
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word sandwich.
two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
make into a sandwich
insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects
"She was sandwiched in her airplane seat between two fat men"
A snack formed of various ingredients between two slices of bread
An open sandwich
Any combination formed by layering material of one type between two layers of material of another type
To place one item between two other, usually flat, items
To put or set something between two others, in time.
Of a meal or serving size that is smaller than a dinner.
a town in Kent, south-east England, one of the historic Cinque Ports
an English habitational surname originating from this town
one of several younger towns named after the town in Kent or after a person bearing the surname:
Etymology: Named after its supposed inventor, the Earl of Sandwich (see Sandwich).
A sandwich is a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein bread serves as a container or wrapper for another food type. The sandwich began as a portable, convenient finger food in the Western world, though over time it has become prevalent worldwide. In the 21st century there has been considerable debate over the precise definition of sandwich; and specifically whether a hot dog or open sandwich can be categorized as such. In the United States, the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration are the responsible agencies. The USDA uses the definition, "at least 35% cooked meat and no more than 50% bread" for closed sandwiches, and "at least 50% cooked meat" for open sandwiches. In Britain, the British Sandwich Association defines a sandwich as "any form of bread with a filling, generally assembled cold", a definition which includes wraps and bagels, but excludes dishes assembled and served hot, such as burgers.Sandwiches are a popular type of lunch food, taken to work, school, or picnics to be eaten as part of a packed lunch. The bread may be plain or be coated with condiments, such as mayonnaise or mustard, to enhance its flavour and texture. As well as being homemade, sandwiches are also widely sold in various retail outlets and can be served hot or cold. There are both savoury sandwiches, such as deli meat sandwiches, and sweet sandwiches, such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The sandwich is named after its supposed inventor, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. The Wall Street Journal has described it as Britain's "biggest contribution to gastronomy".
two pieces of bread and butter with a thin slice of meat, cheese, or the like, between them
to make into a sandwich; also, figuratively, to insert between portions of something dissimilar; to form of alternate parts or things, or alternating layers of a different nature; to interlard
Etymology: [Named from the Earl of Sandwich.]
A sandwich is a food item consisting of two or more slices of bread with one or more fillings between them. Sandwiches are a widely popular type of lunch food, typically taken to work, school, or picnics to be eaten as part of a packed lunch. The bread can be used as it is, or it can be coated with any condiments to enhance flavour and texture. They are also widely sold in restaurants and cafes, served hot or cold. Thought to be the namesake of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, following the claim that he was the eponymous inventor of the sandwich.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sand′wich, n. two slices of bread with ham, &c., between, said to be named from the fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), who had such brought to him at the gaming-table that he might play on without stopping.—v.t. to lay or place between two layers, to fit tight between two objects.—n. Sand′wich-man, a man who perambulates the streets between two advertising boards.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
one of the old Cinque Ports (q. v.) in Kent, on the Stour, and once on the sea, but now, by the receding of the sea, 2 m. distant; 12 m. E. of Canterbury; an interesting place of many historical associations; has a splendid golf course, which attracts summer visitors.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An unsuccessful attempt to make both ends meat.
A type of food.
A nice sandwich is a real joy.
Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020
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Etymology and Origins
The sand village.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sandwich' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3548
Rank popularity for the word 'sandwich' in Nouns Frequency: #1972
The numerical value of sandwich in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of sandwich in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of sandwich in a Sentence
We will continue to build out the Roadie community to make same-day delivery over hundreds of miles a reality. We want it to be as easy and convenient, to get big, bulky, hard-to-handle stuff delivered hundreds of miles, as it is to get a sandwich delivered down the street.
I used to live in New York, and they had cooling centers where people that was homeless could come in in the daytime to keep from being out in the heat, drink water, maybe get a sandwich and a snack. And I ain't never seen that down here [ in Atlanta ], i think they [ city planners ] should plant trees in hot areas, especially around bus stops. I think they need to open up some kind of center, you know, to help keep people cool.
If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.
You’ve got kids today who go to school and they get their hot lunches taken away from them because their parents haven’t paid the bill, and they get replaced — here in Los Angeles where I’m from — with half a sandwich and four ounces of juice, what I’m trying to do is just re-adjust the law in a way that says you can’t do that.
Flame-grilling is what gives the Whopper sandwich its iconic taste, and what makes it America’s favorite burger. And to prove it, Burger King created a series of print ads that showcase some unexpected flame-grill owners.
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- badall, sandvitx, entrepàCatalan, Valencian
- amagermad, sandwichDanish
- belegtes Brot, einklemmen, Sandwich, einzwängenGerman
- torta, sándwich, bocadillo, sánguche, sánduche, emparedadoSpanish
- sandwich, kerrostaa, kerrosvoileipä, voileipäFinnish
- sannouiche, sandwichFrench
- broggeWestern Frisian
- ceapaireScottish Gaelic
- sandwich, roti lapisIndonesian
- panino, tramezzino, SandwichItalian
- sandwic, roti lapisMalay
- boterham, belegd broodje, sandwichDutch
- smørbrød, sandwichNorwegian
- bááh atsįʼ bił ałchʼįʼ ádaatʼéhígíí, atsįʼ bááh bił ałchʼįʼ átʼéhígííNavajo, Navaho
- sanduba, sandes, sanduíchePortuguese
- sandviș, sandwichRomanian
- сэндвич, сандвич, бутербродRussian
- се̏ндвич, sȅndvičSerbo-Croatian
- සැන්ඩ්විච්Sinhala, Sinhalese
- sm, dubbelmacka, sandwich, mackaSwedish
- kẹp, bánh mì, khoác, sandwichVietnamese
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