sandwich
I. noun Etymology: John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich died 1792 English diplomat Date: 1762 1. a. two or more slices of bread or a split roll having a filling in between b. one slice of bread covered with food 2. something resembling a sandwich; especially composite structural material consisting of layers often of high-strength facings bonded to a low strength central core II. transitive verb Date: 1861 1. to make into or as if into a sandwich; especially to insert or enclose between usually two things of another quality or character <
two sections of scholarly research sandwiching a collection of interviews — J. C. Herz
>
2. to make a place for — often used with in or between

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  • sandwich — [ sɑ̃dwi(t)ʃ ] n. m. • 1802; mot angl. (1762), tiré du nom du comte de Sandwich, dont le cuisinier inventa ce mode de repas pour lui épargner de quitter sa table de jeu 1 ♦ Mets constitué de deux tranches de pain, entre lesquelles on place des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sandwich — Sn std. (19. Jh.) Onomastische Bildung. Entlehnt aus ne. sandwich, so benannt nach dem Grafen von Sandwich, der als leidenschaftlicher Spieler belegte Brote zum Spiel mitnahm, um es nicht durch Mahlzeiten unterbrechen zu müssen.    Ebenso nndl.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Sandwich — Sandwich, IL U.S. city in Illinois Population (2000): 6509 Housing Units (2000): 2494 Land area (2000): 3.014091 sq. miles (7.806460 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.014091 sq. miles (7.806460… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • sandwich — ► NOUN 1) an item of food consisting of two pieces of bread with a filling between them. 2) Brit. a sponge cake of two or more layers with jam or cream between them. ► VERB 1) (sandwich between) insert between (two people or things). 2) (sandwich …   English terms dictionary

  • Sandwich — Sandwich: Die im 19. Jh. aus gleichbed. engl. sandwich entlehnte Bezeichnung für eine mit Butter bestrichene, mit kaltem Fleisch, Käse, Salat o. Ä. belegte (Weiß)brotscheibe oder Brötchenhälfte geht zurück auf J. Montague, den 4. Earl of Sandwich …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • sándwich — (plural sandwiches; del inglés; pronunciamos sángüich ) sustantivo masculino 1. Bocadillo preparado con rebanadas de pan inglés o pan de molde: un sándwich de jamón y queso, un sándwich mixto. 2. Origen: América. Bocadillo …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • sándwich — (Del ingl. sandwich, y este de J. Montagnu, 1718 1792, cuarto conde de Sandwich, de quien se cuenta que se alimentó de esta clase de comida para no abandonar una partida de cartas). m. Emparedado hecho con dos rebanadas de pan de molde entre las… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • sandwich — [sand′wich΄, san′wich΄] n. [after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718 92), said to have eaten these in order not to leave the gaming table for meals] 1. two or more slices of bread with a filling of meat, fish, cheese, jam, etc. between them …   English World dictionary

  • Sandwich — Sand wich (?; 277), n. [Named from the Earl of Sandwich.] 1. /Two pieces of bread and butter with a thin slice of meat, cheese, or the like, between them. [1913 Webster] 2. Any food composed of two pieces of bread with another food in between. 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sandwich — Sand wich, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sandwiched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sandwiching}.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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