[ muh-des-toh ]

  1. a city in central California.

Words Nearby Modesto Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Modesto in a sentence

  • Renner grew up the oldest of five children of divorced parents in Modesto, Calif.

    The Hurt Locker’s Explosive Star | Erin Carlson | December 13, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • And with that, I was on the next plane to Modesto, California.

    Not So Fast, Gary | Lisa DePaulo | February 23, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The cars passed through Merced about noon on the day of the shooting, five hours after the affair happened, and direct to Modesto.

    Hunted Down | Harry Granice
  • I told him it was dangerous for me to remain in Merced, and I wanted to waive, and go to Modesto for safety.

    Hunted Down | Harry Granice
  • The party, if it continued in a northwesterly direction from near Modesto would have reached the river at, or east of, Ripon.

  • At last I succeeded in getting him to one side, and told him I wanted to get to Modesto by some means.

    Hunted Down | Harry Granice
  • Failing in that, a good span of horses could have conveyed us to Modesto during the afternoon.

    Hunted Down | Harry Granice