mileage

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
mile•age or mil•age /ˈmaɪlɪdʒ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. the total number of miles traveled in a given time:The mileage for our trip was over 2,000.
  2. the number of miles or average distance that a vehicle can travel on a quantity of fuel:The mileage is about 20 miles per gallon.
  3. wear, use, or profit:to get good mileage out of an old coat.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
mile•age  (mīlij), 
n. 
  1. the aggregate number of miles traveled over in a given time.
  2. Weights and Measureslength, extent, or distance in miles.
  3. the number of miles or the average distance that a vehicle can travel on a specified quantity of fuel:the car gets good mileage.
  4. wear, use, advantage, or profit:She won't get much more mileage out of this old coat.
  5. an allowance for traveling expenses at a fixed rate per mile:His mileage came to $90.
  6. a fixed charge per mile, as for railroad transportation.
  7. See mileage ticket. 
Also,milage. 
Etymology:
  • mile + -age 1745–55, American.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

mileage, milage /ˈmaɪlɪdʒ/ n
  1. a distance expressed in miles
  2. the total number of miles that a motor vehicle has travelled
  3. allowance for travelling expenses, esp as a fixed rate per mile
  4. the number of miles a motor vehicle will travel on one gallon of fuel
  5. informal use, benefit, or service provided by something
  6. informal grounds, substance, or weight: some mileage in the objectors' arguments



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