from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Total length, extent, or distance measured or expressed in miles.
- n. Total miles covered or traveled in a given time.
- n. The amount of service, use, or wear estimated by miles used or traveled: This tire will give very good mileage.
- n. The number of miles traveled by a motor vehicle on a given quantity of fuel.
- n. An allowance for travel expenses established at a specified rate per mile.
- n. Expense per mile, as for the use of a car.
- n. Informal The amount of service something has yielded or may yield in the future; usefulness: a tape player that still has a lot of mileage left.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the total distance, in miles, travelled
- n. the number of miles travelled by a vehicle on a certain volume of fuel
- n. mileage allowance, an allowance for travel expenses at a specified rate per mile
- n. the amount of service that something has yielded or may yield in future
- n. something worth taking into consideration
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile.
- n. Aggregate length or distance in miles; esp., the sum of lengths of tracks or wires of a railroad company, telegraph company, etc.
- n. The number of miles that a vehicle can travel after consuming a certain quantity of fuel; in the United States, usually expressed in units of miles per gallon. It is sometimes used as a nmeasure of the energy efficiency of a vehicle.
- n. Use, profit or advantage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Length, extent, or distance in miles; the total or aggregate number of miles of way made, used, or traversed: as, the mileage of highways or waterways in a country; the mileage of a railroad-line; the mileage of a year's traffic on a railroad, or of travel through a country.
- n. An allowance or compensation for travel or conveyance reckoned by the mile; especially, payment allowed to a public functionary for the expenses of travel in the discharge of his duties according to the number of miles passed over: as, the mileage of a sheriff, circuit judge, or member of Congress or of a legislature.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of gallons of gasoline burned
- n. distance measured in miles
- n. a travel allowance at a given rate per mile traveled
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You have no problems with driving a diesel in Mexico, and the mileage is about 50 mpg.
They also rewrite the articles to freshen up the information and publish it anew, which gives them more mileage from the initial work.
If mileage is the only factor, as opposed to comfort, room, etc.,
I've personally driven between Cleveland and points south (including Akron), and the mileage is well known. it's about 40 miles or so. or would it have made your anal retentive day better if I had said ...
Though I wonder how the mileage is on a 12. 7-liter straight-8 engine.
My guess is that in 10 years we'll be getting more car mileage from the electric grid than from biofuels.
This is a case study in travel hacking, and in this example, something I call mileage arbitrage.
Thanks to Mr. Cherian's coaching, my long-term mileage after my next few trips with the car moved up above 32 miles per gallon Wide variations in real world fuel consumption among hybrid owners aren't a new issue.
I like 1753; Ben Franklin was the first to invent and use the word mileage, the very first person to suggest that you should get paid for the miles you traveled to go to a meeting.
That might not seem like a lot, but the increased mileage translates into an estimated savings of 37,500 gallons over the operating life of the bus, or an estimated $138,000 at today's fuel prices, agency spokeswoman Meg Kester wrote in an e-mail.