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mileage

noun mile·age \ˈmī-lij\

: distance in miles

: distance traveled in miles by a vehicle

: the average number of miles a vehicle will travel on a gallon of gasoline

Full Definition of MILEAGE

1
:  an allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile
2
:  aggregate length or distance in miles: as
a :  the total miles traveled especially in a given period of time
b :  the amount of service that something will yield especially as expressed in terms of miles of travel
c :  the average number of miles a motor vehicle will travel on a gallon of gasoline that is used as a measure of fuel economy <gets good mileage>
3
a :  usefulness <got a lot of mileage left in it>
b :  benefit derived from something <got good political mileage from the debates>
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Examples of MILEAGE

  1. a car with high mileage
  2. My new car gets much better mileage than my old one did.
  3. The company has gotten a lot of mileage out of a simple idea.
  4. The movie gets a lot of mileage out of an old story.

First Known Use of MILEAGE

1754

Rhymes with MILEAGE

MILEAGE Defined for Kids

mileage

noun mile·age \ˈmī-lij\

Definition of MILEAGE for Kids

1
:  distance in miles <What's the mileage from here to Chicago?>
2
:  distance covered or traveled in miles <This car has a lot of mileage.>
3
:  the average number of miles a car or truck will travel on a gallon of fuel
4
:  an amount of money given for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile

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