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:
Origin: Named after its supposed inventor, the Earl of Sandwich (see Sandwich).
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
Origin: [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.
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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
If you make a turd sandwich, pretty soon you’re going to eat shit.
Customers keep coming to me and saying: 'Samer, this is my last sandwich', they say it's been a tough year.
To choose Norm Coleman over Walter Mondale is like going to a great steakhouse and ordering the tuna sandwich.
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.
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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- entrepà, badall, sandvitxCatalan, Valencian
- sandwich, amagermadDanish
- einklemmen, Sandwich, belegtes Brot, einzwängenGerman
- torta, sánduche, bocadillo, sándwich, sánguche, emparedadoSpanish
- kerrosvoileipä, voileipä, sandwich, kerrostaaFinnish
- sannouiche, sandwichFrench
- broggeWestern Frisian
- ceapaireScottish Gaelic
- roti lapis, sandwichIndonesian
- tramezzino, panino, SandwichItalian
- roti lapis, sandwicMalay
- sandwich, boterham, belegd broodjeDutch
- sandwich, smørbrødNorwegian
- atsįʼ bááh bił ałchʼįʼ átʼéhígíí, bááh atsįʼ bił ałchʼįʼ ádaatʼéhígííNavajo, Navaho
- sandes, sanduba, sanduíchePortuguese
- sandviș, sandwichRomanian
- сандвич, бутерброд, сэндвичRussian
- sȅndvič, се̏ндвичSerbo-Croatian
- සැන්ඩ්විච්Sinhala, Sinhalese
- sandwich, dubbelmacka, macka, smSwedish
- bánh mì, kẹp, khoác, sandwichVietnamese
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