Definition of mileage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (also milage) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈmaɪlɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪlɪdʒ//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable, usually singular] the distance that a vehicle has travelled, measured in miles My annual mileage is about 10 000. a used car with one owner and a low mileage The car rental included unlimited mileage, but not fuel. I get a mileage allowance if I use my car for work (= an amount of money paid for each mile I travel).
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the number of miles that a vehicle can travel using a particular amount of fuel If you drive carefully you can get better mileage from your car.
  3. 3[uncountable] (informal) the amount of advantage or use that you can get from a particular event or situation I don't think the press can get any more mileage out of that story.
  4. Extra examples Just don’t expect to get much mileage out of it. The company gives a generous mileage allowance. There was no record of the mileage the car had done. Your car hire costs include unlimited mileage. a car that gets decent gas mileage cars that get better mileage legislation raising the mileage standards for all cars The press get as much mileage as possible out of stories about the royal family. There won’t be much mileage in running another advertising campaign.
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