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sandwich [noun]

two pieces of bread, sometimes spread with butter or margarine, and with some other usually cold food between them

US /ˈsæn.wɪtʃ/ 
UK /ˈsæn.wɪdʒ/ 

a tuna/ham sandwich

Oxford Essential Dictionary


 noun (plural sandwiches)
two pieces of bread with other food between them:
a cheese sandwich

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English


I. sandwich1 S2 /ˈsænwɪdʒ $ ˈsændwɪtʃ, ˈsænwɪtʃ/ BrE AmE noun
[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: Earl of Sandwich (1718-92), who ate sandwiches so that he could continue gambling without leaving the table]

1. [countable] two pieces of bread with cheese, meat, cooked egg etc between them:
a ham sandwich
2. [countable] British English a cake consisting of two layers with ↑jam and cream between them:
a raspberry sponge sandwich
⇨ ↑club sandwich, ↑open sandwich

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



sand·wich [sandwich sandwiches sandwiched sandwiching] noun, verb   [ˈsænwɪtʃ]    [ˈsænwɪtʃ]    [ˈsænwɪdʒ]    [ˈsænwɪdʒ] 


1. (also BrE informal sar·nie) two slices of bread, often spread with butter, with a layer of meat, cheese, etc. between them
a cheese sandwich
a sandwich bar (= a place that sells sandwiches )

see also  club sandwich, open sandwich

2. (BrE) (in compounds) a sponge cake consisting of two layers with jam and/or cream between them
a chocolate sponge sandwich
a sandwich tin (= for baking such a cake in)  
Word Origin:
mid 18th cent.: named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718–92), an English nobleman said to have eaten food in this form so as not to leave the gaming table.  
Example Bank:
He made two rounds of tuna sandwiches.
What would you like in your sandwich?
• a peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Derived: sandwich A and B together  sandwich somebody between somebody 

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

sandwich / ˈsæn.wɪdʒ /   / -wɪtʃ / noun [ C ]


A1 two pieces of bread, sometimes spread with butter or margarine, and with some other usually cold food between them:

a tuna/ham sandwich

a toasted sandwich

a sandwich bar/box

sandwich fillings

( also sandwich cake ) UK a cake consisting of two thin, round layers with a filling such as cream between them:

a jam and cream sandwich

a Victoria sandwich

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Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary


[sæ̱nwɪʤ, -wɪtʃ]
 sandwiches, sandwiching, sandwiched
 1) N-COUNT A sandwich usually consists of two slices of bread with a layer of food such as cheese or meat between them.
  ...a ham sandwich.
 2) VERB If you sandwich two things together with something else, you put that other thing between them. If you sandwich one thing between two other things, you put it between them.
  [V pl-n together] Carefully split the sponge ring, then sandwich the two halves together with whipped cream...
  [V n between pl-n] When you write, avoid sandwiching the bad news between an irrelevant, indirect, or overly cushioned beginning and end.
 3) → See also sandwiched

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary: 

1sand·wich /ˈsændˌwɪʧ, Brit ˈsænˌwɪʤ/ noun, pl -wich·es [count]
1 : two pieces of bread with something (such as meat, peanut butter, etc.) between them
• I had a ham sandwich for lunch.
• a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
- see also club sandwich, open-faced sandwich
2 : two or more cookies, crackers, or slices of cake with something between them
• (chiefly US) an ice-cream sandwich [=two cookies with ice cream between them]

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