to the nearest

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : almost, nearly

  3. : in a close or intimate manner : closely

  1. : close to

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

  2. : almost happening : narrowly missed or avoided

  3. : nearly not happening

  1. : approach


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