What does sandwich mean?

Definitions for sandwich
ˈsænd wɪtʃ, ˈsæn-sand·wich

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sandwich.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. sandwich(Noun)

    A snack formed of various ingredients between two slices of bread

    cheese sandwich

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

  2. sandwich(Noun)

    An open sandwich

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

  3. sandwich(Noun)

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

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

  4. sandwich(Verb)

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

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

  5. sandwich(Verb)

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

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

  6. sandwich(Adjective)

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

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

  7. Sandwich(ProperNoun)

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

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

  8. Sandwich(ProperNoun)

    an English habitational surname originating from this town

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

  9. Sandwich(ProperNoun)

    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).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sandwich(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Named from the Earl of Sandwich.]

  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

    Etymology: [Named from the Earl of Sandwich.]

Freebase

  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

  1. SANDWICH

    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.

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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How to say sandwich in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Eric Smallwood:

    Popeyes is not top five when it comes to naming restaurants in the U.S., but this sandwich is putting them on the map in areas that don't have them.

  2. Jaime Matheson:

    The student in question did receive a lunch. Students who come up to the lunch line without money receive a lunch of an entrée or sandwich plus side dishes or fresh fruit and milk. An employee of the company would not be let go because they provide this lunch to a student, we can't get into specifics because personnel decisions are confidential to honor privacy, however employees receive and sign their acknowledgment to company policies. When these aren't followed, corrective action is put in place, up to and including termination. We're all proud of our ability to provide meals to those in need.

  3. David Spade:

    She runs into her hazmat suit and she throws me my daily bologna sandwich and then runs out after.

  4. Carl Rick:

    People simply don't have the time to sit down a whole meal at night like they used to, the more places there are where people can duck in, be out in three minutes with milk, eggs, maybe a sandwich, something to drink — those places are doing very well.

  5. John Paul:

    One restaurant owner told me he has a nice $19 grouper entrée, but he can’t compete with someone ... who’s selling a $5 grouper sandwich that’s not grouper.

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