to the nearest

Definition of to the nearest

  1. —used to indicate the number of pounds, dollars, etc., that is closest to a slightly higher or lower number or amount What is the weight of your baggage to the nearest pound? $13.75 rounded up to the nearest dollar is $14.

Word by Word Definitions

nearplay nearest
  1. :  at, within, or to a short distance or time

    :  almost, nearly

    :  in a close or intimate manner :  closely

  1. :  close to

  1. :  not far distant in time, place, or degree

    :  almost happening :  narrowly missed or avoided

    :  nearly not happening

  1. :  approach

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a trip made at another's expense

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