Meaning of mileage in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmʌɪlɪdʒ/

Translate mileage into Spanish


mass noun
  • 1A number of miles travelled or covered.

    ‘the car is in good condition, considering its mileage’
    • ‘A study by the AA found that women tend to drive shorter distances, have lower annual mileages and typically drive more slowly.’
    • ‘The elegant blonde patrolled the showroom forecourt, pausing to point out low mileages and discuss engine capacity with a female customer.’
    • ‘But when they were sold in December and October 2002 respectively, the mileages of both cars showed around 65,000 miles.’
    • ‘They would say, like my partner, that because men drive longer distances and have higher mileages, it is obvious that they are exposing themselves to the risks of more accidents.’
    • ‘Average mileages for a 1999/2000 car should be around 60,000 miles, but whatever the odometer is showing needs to be verified by documentation.’
    • ‘But for households with more than one car doing higher than average mileages, it is possible that families are paying more in fuel tax each month than their council tax or mortgage repayments.’
    • ‘Cars that have high mileages in a short period are often company cars, so service histories are usually immaculate and it also implies motorway driving, which is less stressful on the engine.’
    • ‘The vehicles being replaced were three-and-a-half years old and had mileages between 56,000 and 90,000, the spokesman added.’
    • ‘Both reached record mileages with their engines, and were able to concentrate on chassis and engine development for the coming races.’
    • ‘Over the years I have always leased a vehicle, and huge mileages have been clocked up.’
    • ‘As carbon dioxide production from vehicles is directly related to fuel consumption and annual mileage covered, the remaining fly in the ointment is the taxi problem.’
    • ‘Private mileage amounts to 2,000 miles of total annual mileage of 16,000 miles.’
    • ‘In the case of the car tested, many drivers who have a fair amount of country mileage will easily achieve 50 miles per gallon.’
    • ‘Designed to get more people coming to Edington Priory Church and raise some money, the day will feature a quiz where residents must guess the total mileage Phineas has covered.’
    • ‘From the time I passed my test until now I've covered enough mileage to drive to and from the moon about twice, around 900,000 miles.’
    • ‘I should have run a competition to see how much mileage I covered in 3 days.’
    • ‘The average annual mileage of a four-wheeled car was 9,200 miles between 1999 and 2001’
    • ‘Indeed, for all the miles he covers in the course of a race, his weekly mileage would not be considered excessive by most club runners on a diet of 10k road races.’
    • ‘Fixed fees also have no impact on marginal decisions about whether to drive more or fewer miles in a year, since annual mileage is not related to the tax rate.’
    • ‘Both drivers also covered extensive mileage testing various tyre compounds with Michelin.’
    value, amount, quantity, area, length, height, depth, weight, width, range, acreage, footage, mileage, tonnage
    1. 1.1usually as modifier Travelling expenses paid according to the number of miles travelled.
      ‘the mileage rate will be 30p per mile’
      • ‘Later this year, it is probable that there will be a substantial increase in the travelling mileage rate from 38 cents to 60 cents.’
      • ‘Unlimited first-class travel within the UK is permitted as well as a mileage rate of 57.7p per mile for parliamentary business.’
      • ‘IT51 allows for the payment of motoring expenses through a flat-rate mileage allowance system.’
      • ‘While the service has been restored in some cases, other families are being given a paid mileage allowance by the Department of Education to drive the children to school themselves.’
      • ‘Training and on-going support is provided, together with a mileage allowance and out-of-pocket expenses.’
      • ‘Yes, councillors get paid a mileage allowance per mile while travelling on council business which according to the article amounts to about £40,000 a year.’
      • ‘This means someone travelling from Dublin to Cork on official business could pocket almost €400 in mileage expenses alone.’
      • ‘At present, he said, the mobile phone allowance was a fixed one and factored in to the councillors' mileage expenses.’
      • ‘The increased mileage rate for players has also increased expenses.’
      • ‘And yesterday, the prosecution offered no evidence in relation of mileage expense claims he was said to have ‘fiddled’.’
      • ‘He is to put a notice of motion to the Council calling for passes for all, pointing out they were cheaper than paying mileage expenses to councillors who opted to drive to meetings.’
      • ‘The players that show up aren't there for the glamour of playing for their county, or to collect their mileage expenses.’
      • ‘I have just found out how you make mileage expenses claims these days.’
      • ‘Their work is on a voluntary basis but mileage expenses are paid for drivers.’
      • ‘Mr Willis acknowledged there was a possible economic case for senior officers with high mileage figures being provided with cars rather than claiming large mileage expenses.’
      • ‘County councillors also receive a mileage allowance and overnight subsistence if they attend conferences or go on other council business.’
      • ‘Hospital kidney patients are allowed mileage expenses for trips to and from hospital for dialysis.’
      • ‘The county council has introduced pool cars for business trips, and last year adopted mileage rates of 40p a mile for staff using bikes on business.’
      • ‘The company organised a scheme for the delivery of concrete through owner-drivers who were paid a fixed mileage rate.’
      • ‘The business mileage rate for 2004 is 37.5 cents per mile, up from 36 cents per mile for 2003.’
  • 2informal Actual or potential benefit or use to be derived from a situation or event.

    • ‘he was getting a lot of mileage out of the mix-up’
    • ‘There is no political mileage in talking about the quantity of funding for services when the public is increasingly interested in quality.’
    • ‘He pointed out that the circulars were aimed at gaining mileage in the general elections, as was evident from the advertisements.’
    • ‘Most writers who display political badges, in fact, want to make mileage in the name of ideology.’
    • ‘Of course, it is entirely possible that she is merely riding the current wave of unexpected publicity for her own benefit, and timing her statements carefully to extract maximum mileage.’
    • ‘Recently a philosopher with a profound interest in literature suggested to me that there is mileage in thinking about the difference between the way we tell another person about a poem and the way we tell another about a novel.’
    • ‘His immediate instinct is to share his good fortune with the poor and there's much comic mileage in his attempts to feed the homeless at a pizza restaurant and push the cash through neighbourhood letter boxes.’
    • ‘We never intended to tackle this problem, but it sure did get us some mileage in the presidential and congressional elections during the Clinton years.’
    • ‘I think there's some additional mileage in the yoghurt routine in how it is perfectly possible to make assumptions about people based on what's in their supermarket basket.’
    • ‘There is no mileage in keeping the site as some kind of unofficial commemoration of the riots and what they meant - it is time to move on.’
    • ‘There is no mileage in a government arguing that things can get better merely with the application of additional funding.’
    • ‘And with elections for local bodies round the corner, political parties are likely to try their best to get maximum political mileage out it.’
    • ‘Of these, the latter two get the most mileage in the drama category.’
    • ‘It's no wonder Brad Paisley's new satire song celebrity is getting a lot of mileage.’
    • ‘They get a lot of mileage out of their donations and are having some amazing successes.’
    • ‘You can gain of lot of rhetorical mileage out of anecdotes that involve relatively small amounts of money and evoke emotional reactions.’
    • ‘Look at all the mileage the publication is getting!’
    • ‘Simon Cowell has got a lot of mileage out of being rude to bad singers.’
    • ‘You will also get a lot of mileage out of a simple jersey dress.’
    • ‘I hope not, because if this actually happened, I plan to get a lot of mileage out of it.’
    • ‘It's not any more musical than his other work, but it isn't especially less so; he gets a lot of mileage out of it over five minutes.’
    benefit, advantage, use, value, virtue, usefulness, utility, service, gain, profit, avail, validity, help, assistance, aid


    your mileage may vary
    • Your experience may be different.

      • ‘as with all holistic treatments you have to keep doing them, and your mileage may vary’
      • ‘Depending on personal agitation techniques, your mileage may vary.’
      • ‘I like the music, your mileage may vary.’
      • ‘Even a one-line disclaimer of "your mileage may vary" can keep people from losing their cool.’
      • ‘The visual delights of the opposite sex (your mileage may vary) are one of the great joys of life.’
      • ‘We were watching on a hypersensitive HDTV, so your mileage may vary.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, some games work better than others, so your mileage may vary.’
      • ‘In fact, truly correcting injustice against women will ultimately require doing the same for men But your mileage may vary.’
      • ‘I personally don't favor the more visually experimental ones, but your mileage may vary.’
      • ‘In any case, these are just a few thoughts; use these numbers for comparison, your mileage may vary.’
      • ‘Every business is different in terms of goals, strategies, and finances, etc., so "your mileage may vary."’