Definition of mileage
1 : an allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile
2 : aggregate length or distance in miles: such asa : the total miles traveled especially in a given period of timeb : the amount of service that something will yield especially as expressed in terms of miles of travelc : 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
3a : usefulness got a lot of mileage left in itb : benefit derived from something got good political mileage from the debates
Examples of mileage in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of mileage from the Web
The Escape SE with the optional 2.0-liter engine, which supplies quick acceleration and reasonable mileage.
To receive a backpack, mileage logs must be submitted by Aug. 16.
The base versions of the new model offer the highest mileage available on a hybrid that isn’t of the plug-in variety.
Keep in mind that off-brand versions of switches tend to be less durable than the originals, but your individual mileage may vary.
Wilson said that mileage, year and how well a car has been maintained are what most impacts resale value, and usually not minor imperfections.
These costs reflect lawmakers’ daily per diem, mileage to and from the Capitol and costs of supporting session-only staff.
Kenseth won at Pocono in 2015 (in a fuel mileage race) but otherwise has struggled there.
Of the remaining reductions, the federal government -- through regulations like gasoline mileage standards for vehicles -- could affect about half.
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First Known Use of mileage
MILEAGE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of mileage for Students
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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