mileage: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mī'lij), [key]
— n.
  1. the aggregate number of miles traveled over in a given time.
  2. length, 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.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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