mileage

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noun mile·age \ˈmī-lij\

Definition of mileage

  1. 1 :  an allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile

  2. 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. 3 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 in a sentence

  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.

1754

First Known Use of mileage

1754



MILEAGE Defined for English Language Learners

mileage

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noun mile·age \ˈmī-lij\

Definition of mileage for English Language Learners

  • : distance in miles

  • : distance traveled in miles by a vehicle

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


MILEAGE Defined for Kids

mileage

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noun mile·age \ˈmī-lij\

Definition of mileage for Students

  1. 1 :  distance in miles <What's the mileage from here to Chicago?>

  2. 2 :  distance covered or traveled in miles <This car has a lot of mileage.>

  3. 3 :  the average number of miles a car or truck will travel on a gallon of fuel

  4. 4 :  an amount of money given for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile



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