What does sandwich mean?

Definitions for sandwich
ˈsænd wɪtʃ, ˈsæn-sand·wich

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sandwichverb

    two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

  2. sandwichverb

    make into a sandwich

  3. sandwichverb

    insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects

    "She was sandwiched in her airplane seat between two fat men"


  1. sandwichnoun

    A snack formed of various ingredients between two slices of bread

    cheese sandwich

  2. sandwichnoun

    An open sandwich

  3. sandwichnoun

    Any combination formed by layering material of one type between two layers of material of another type

  4. sandwichverb

    To place one item between two other, usually flat, items

  5. sandwichverb

    To put or set something between two others, in time.

  6. sandwichadjective

    Of a meal or serving size that is smaller than a dinner.

  7. Sandwichnoun

    a town in Kent, south-east England, one of the historic Cinque Ports

  8. Sandwichnoun

    an English habitational surname originating from this town

  9. Sandwichnoun

    one of several younger towns named after the town in Kent or after a person bearing the surname:

  10. Etymology: Named after its supposed inventor, the Earl of Sandwich (see Sandwich).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sandwichnoun

    two pieces of bread and butter with a thin slice of meat, cheese, or the like, between them

  2. Sandwichverb

    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

  3. Etymology: [Named from the Earl of Sandwich.]


  1. 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

  1. Sandwich

    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

  1. Sandwich

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. sandwich

    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

  1. Sandwich

    The sand village.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sandwich' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3548

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sandwich' in Nouns Frequency: #1972

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandwich in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandwich in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sandwich in a Sentence

  1. Mary Parenteau:

    In general, many microbes like to 'eat' organic compounds, especially certain lipids, for lunch, and can destroy the bulk of the organics before they have a chance to get preserved, iron can rapidly entomb or bind to the organics and make them unavailable to 'eat,' similar to encasing a sandwich in cement.

  2. Isabel Maples:

    A peanut butter and jelly sandwich can be a great choice when you don't want to pack a cooler of food, since it doesn't need to be refrigerated.

  3. Burger King:

    Burger King is best known for its flame grilled burgers, 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.

  4. Marc Gorlin:

    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.

  5. Samira Sallam:

    He used to come every morning to the café and order the cheapest breakfast we offer, which is just a falafel sandwich, about a week or so ago, Sudanese security men came in civilian clothes and arrested him from inside the café. The day of his arrest he did not pay for the meal he had.

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