mile·age noun \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
: an allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile
: 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>
a : usefulness <got a lot of mileage left in it>
b : benefit derived from something <got good political mileage from the debates>
Examples of MILEAGE
- a car with high mileage
- My new car gets much better mileage than my old one did.
- The company has gotten a lot of mileage out of a simple idea.
- The movie gets a lot of mileage out of an old story.
First Known Use of MILEAGE
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