to the nearest


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.

Examples of to the nearest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the table of schools with high endowments per student, endowment data is rounded to the nearest 1,000. David Leonhardt, New York Times, 7 Sep. 2023 Some attendees, however, managed to walk several miles to the nearest town or catch a ride there. Scott Sonner, ajc, 6 Sep. 2023 Organizers had said the five-mile dirt road out of the Black Rock Desert site to the nearest highway would be open by noon, but festival attendees said a steady exodus of vehicles began before dawn. Harold Maass, The Week, 5 Sep. 2023 Such robo-ships could self-deploy to a war zone, operate in tandem with destroyers, and sail to the nearest port to reload; this would be a much more affordable solution than designing, building, and crewing a whole new class of cruiser. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 1 Sep. 2023 The Palm Springs Police Department said in a statement Sunday that 911 lines were down and that in the event of an emergency, residents should text 911 or reach out to the nearest police or fire station. Christopher Weber, Damian Dovarganes, and Jordi Lebrija , The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Aug. 2023 Survivors endured wind, cold, and snow, struggling several miles to the nearest habitation at Munising Bay and Grand Island. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 19 Aug. 2023 Finally, pack up and head to the nearest mechanic to change your spare for a longer-term tire. Lauren Farrell, Chicago Tribune, 1 Aug. 2023 Until recently, 911 could not accurately track cell phone calls because they were routed to the nearest cell tower, not to your actual location. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, 1 Aug. 2023 See More

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“To the nearest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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