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  1. a city in central California.

  2. a river in central California, flowing W to the San Joaquin River. 150 miles (241 km) long.

Words Nearby Merced Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Merced in a sentence

  • At last the Merced flows serenely through the world-famous valley, the matchless Yosemite Gorge.

    Your National Parks | Enos A. Mills
  • It is well grassed, adorned with trees and groves, and glorified from end to end by the Merced River.

    Your National Parks | Enos A. Mills
  • Lake Merced was at one time a favorite resort of fishermen from San Francisco.

  • When we came up opposite the mouth of the Merced river we concluded to try again to cross.

    Death Valley in '49 | William Lewis Manly
  • Another convent, that of La Merced, has been treated in the same way, and is now a military hospital.