Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central California south-southeast of Sacramento. It is a major processing and distribution center in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. Population: 467,000.

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  • proper n. A city in central California

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  • n. a city in south central California in the San Joaquin Valley; center of an important agricultural area and gateway to the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Etymologies

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From Spanish fresno (ash tree)

Examples

  • FRESNO -- A burglar who broke into a home just east of Fresno rubbed spices over the body of one of two men as they slept in their rooms and then used an 8-inch sausage to whack the other man in the face and head before he ran out of the house, Fresno County sheriff's deputies said Saturday.

    Bizarre News Story Of The Day

  • FRESNO -- Gottschalks department stores, a former Bakersfield and Fresno icon and stalwart of

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  • FRESNO -- Mexicana Airlines 'suspension of daily flights between Fresno and Guadalajara could cost Fresno Yosemite International Airport nearly $1 million a year in lost income if the bankrupt airline doesn't resume flights this year.

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  • FRESNO -- Fighting gang activity and violent crimes in Fresno is now a stepped-up, year-round effort for the Fresno Police Department, Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday.

    MercedSun-Star.com: front

  • FRESNO - At various points on the figurative and literal road between Bakersfield and Fresno and on to San Diego, Ryan Mathews could have veered into the ditch where potential withers up and dies, its promise mourned for a time but then forgotten.

    Fore, right!

  • FRESNO -- Township Road 175 in Fresno will be closed throughout Monday for sewer work.

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  • FRESNO -- The City of Fresno, The Fresno Baseball Club and RGM Presents have been advised by Radio 2000, the promoter of the Missing Children's Tour featuring Paulina Rubio scheduled for August 21 at Chukchansi Park, that the concert has been cancelled.

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  • FRESNO -- The West Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department continues to investigate a house fire that occurred Thursday morning in Fresno.

    coshoctontribune.com - Local News

  • FRESNO - Over the last two decades, the Indian immigrants in California's Fresno area have built at least a dozen Sikh temples to serve a growing community.

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  • The housing market in Fresno is still fraught with foreclosures, posting the nation's 15th-highest rate in the third quarter, according to RealtyTrac. com.

    Fresno housing market has foreclosures, but remains tight

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