Mileage



[mahy-lij] /ˈmaɪ lɪdʒ/

noun
1.
the aggregate number of traveled over in a given time.
2.
length, extent, or distance in .
3.
the number of 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 :
His mileage came to $90.
6.
a fixed charge per , as for railroad transportation.
7.
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/ˈmaɪlɪdʒ/
noun
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: this scheme has a lot of mileage left
6.
(informal) grounds, substance, or weight: some mileage in the objectors’ arguments
n.

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

noun

Profit; productive potential: Do they think there’s any mileage in my idea? (1945+)

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