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>
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.
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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