mileage

or mil·age

[mahy-lij]

noun


Origin of mileage

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; mile + -age
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Related Words for mileage

length, distance, range, space, span, measure

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British Dictionary definitions for mileage

mileage

milage

noun

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 somethingthis scheme has a lot of mileage left
informal grounds, substance, or weightsome mileage in the objectors' arguments
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Word Origin and History for mileage
n.

1754, "fixed rate per mile," from mile + -age. Meaning "a total number of miles" is from 1861.

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