What does sandwich mean?

Definitions for sandwich
ˈsænd wɪtʃ, ˈsæn-sand·wich

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sandwich(verb)

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

  2. sandwich(verb)

    make into a sandwich

  3. sandwich(verb)

    insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects

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


  1. sandwich(Noun)

    A snack formed of various ingredients between two slices of bread

    cheese sandwich

  2. sandwich(Noun)

    An open sandwich

  3. sandwich(Noun)

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

  4. sandwich(Verb)

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

  5. sandwich(Verb)

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

  6. sandwich(Adjective)

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

  7. Sandwich(ProperNoun)

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

  8. Sandwich(ProperNoun)

    an English habitational surname originating from this town

  9. Sandwich(ProperNoun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sandwich(noun)

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

  2. Sandwich(verb)

    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. Origin: [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.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Sandwich

    The sand village.

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. Seamus McFly:

    If you make a turd sandwich, pretty soon you’re going to eat shit.

  2. Samer Habib:

    Customers keep coming to me and saying: 'Samer, this is my last sandwich', they say it's been a tough year.

  3. Garrison Keillor:

    To choose Norm Coleman over Walter Mondale is like going to a great steakhouse and ordering the tuna sandwich.

  4. 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.

  5. Vance Havner:

    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.

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