the aggregate number of miles traveled over in a given time.
length, extent, or distance in miles.
the number of miles or the average distance that a vehicle can travel on a specified quantity of fuel: the car gets good mileage.
wear, use, advantage, or profit: She won't get much more mileage out of this old coat.
an allowance for traveling expenses at a fixed rate per mile: His mileage came to $90.
a fixed charge per mile, as for railroad transportation.
- Also mil·age .
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How to use mileage in a sentence
Equally noteworthy is the fact that injury rates in the static group, where runners logged more mileage with greater effort than the dynamic group, were 30 percent higher.
If you’re a casual user and speed is key, you’ll get more mileage — and cover it a lot more quickly — with the best 2-in-1 laptop than you would with just a tablet.Best 2 in 1 laptops: Work hard, play hard with these versatile picks | PopSci Commerce Team | January 27, 2021 | Popular-Science
Durant needs to be protected from this type of unnecessary mileage at all costs, no matter how sensational he has looked since the return from his Achilles’ injury.With Kyrie Irving back, rookie coach Steve Nash has to figure out how to get his stars aligned | Ben Golliver | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
All three Kias are pleasant to drive, with decent gas mileage and sharp handling.
When we get a case, our role is simply to match them with a mileage pledge.How your unneeded travel rewards can make a difference | Hugh Biggar | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
Your mileage may vary, depending on your ideological priors.The Real Reasons New York has the Country’s Most Segregated Schools | Conor P. Williams | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Car companies pursuing improved gas mileage, introducing more hybrids?
Think about it: Before we buy a car, we can find various measures on everything from gas mileage to results of safety tests.
Automotive engineers have known all along how to get better mileage.The Best Green Idea in Obama’s Climate-Change Speech | Daniel Gross | June 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In fact, there are plenty of hybrids on the market that get worse mileage than regular vehicles.North Carolina Punishes Owners of Gas Efficient Cars | Daniel Gross | June 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Given one more Division we might try: as things are, my troops won't cover the mileage.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
It would be better yet if one's time permitted a still lower daily mileage.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
mileage's to get ye there an' take ye home again when term's over.The Calico Cat | Charles Miner Thompson
The total mileage run is very small, on account of the light traffic early in the year.
So that by 1880 the United States was already more amply furnished with transportation mileage than any country in Europe.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley
British Dictionary definitions for mileage
a distance expressed in miles
the total number of miles that a motor vehicle has travelled
allowance for travelling expenses, esp as a fixed rate per mile
the number of miles a motor vehicle will travel on one gallon of fuel
informal use, benefit, or service provided by something: this scheme has a lot of mileage left
informal grounds, substance, or weight: some mileage in the objectors' arguments
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