[ mahy-lij ]
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  1. the aggregate number of miles traveled over in a given time.

  2. length, extent, or distance in miles.

  1. the number of miles or the average distance that a vehicle can travel on a specified quantity of fuel: the car gets good mileage.

  2. wear, use, advantage, or profit: She won't get much more mileage out of this old coat.

  3. an allowance for traveling expenses at a fixed rate per mile: His mileage came to $90.

  4. a fixed charge per mile, as for railroad transportation.

Origin of mileage

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; mile + -age
  • Also mil·age .

Words Nearby mileage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mileage in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for mileage



/ (ˈmaɪlɪdʒ) /

  1. a distance expressed in miles

  2. the total number of miles that a motor vehicle has travelled

  1. allowance for travelling expenses, esp as a fixed rate per mile

  2. the number of miles a motor vehicle will travel on one gallon of fuel

  3. informal use, benefit, or service provided by something: this scheme has a lot of mileage left

  4. informal grounds, substance, or weight: some mileage in the objectors' arguments

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