Crossword clues for mileage
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mileage \Mile"age\ (m[imac]l"[asl]j; 48), n.
An allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile.
Aggregate length or distance in miles; esp., the sum of lengths of tracks or wires of a railroad company, telegraph company, etc. [Written also milage.]
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; as, smaller cars tend to get better mileage. It is sometimes used as a nmeasure of the energy efficiency of a vehicle.
Use, profit or advantage; as, he got a lot of mileage out of one hit record.
Constructive mileage, a mileage allowed for journeys supposed to be made, but not actually made.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1754, "fixed rate per mile," from mile + -age. Meaning "a total number of miles" is from 1861.
alt. 1 the total distance travelled in miles or in air miles 2 the number of miles travelled by a vehicle on a certain volume of fuel 3 mileage allowance, an allowance for travel expenses at a specified rate per mile 4 (context informal English) the amount of service that something has yielded or may yield in future 5 (context informal English) something worth taking into consideration n. 1 the total distance travelled in miles or in air miles 2 the number of miles travelled by a vehicle on a certain volume of fuel 3 mileage allowance, an allowance for travel expenses at a specified rate per mile 4 (context informal English) the amount of service that something has yielded or may yield in future 5 (context informal English) something worth taking into consideration
Usage examples of "mileage".
To the objection that the mileage formula was inapplicable in this instance because of the disparity of the revenue-producing capacity between the lines in and out of the State, the Court answered that mathematical exactitude in making an apportionment had never been a constitutional requirement.
I ran up the mileage on the rented car while Tim and I toured Allentown for a place to lunch.
And because of the preheating it actually gets better mileage out of the engine.
I switch on the drill the mileage numbers on the speedo spin backwards at a fantastic rate.
No matter how many nips and tucks, shots and peels and ego-boosters she paid for, the mileage showed.
Big Three automakers was exempting SUVs from the mileage requirements of regular passenger cars.
This galaxy of applications doesn't even count the vast modern spooling mileage of adhesive tapes: package tape, industrial tape, surgical tape, masking tape, electrical tape, duct tape, plumbing tape, and much, much more.
Rental car mileage records can give me an approximate radius of travel from that point.
It seemed to Stu that the days would go on forever like this: Glen bitching goodnaturedly about the food, Larry noting their mileage on his dog-eared cheat sheet, the two cups of coffee, someone burying yesterday's scut, someone else burying the fire.
There Patel got out with his burden, walked along the platform and took the escalator up through the tubelike corridor that led to the overpass which avoided the mainline BR tracks: then down the other side again, and out across the open concrete plaza from which jutted several large slabs of ancient wall, not much more than fieldstones mortared together—a remnant of the old days when the City of London was all the London there was, and that tiny square mileage had a proper defensive wall of its own.
Radial tires, for instance, will give you about 4 percent better mileage than bias-ply tires because their more rigid construction makes them less likely to flatten out under load.
Everybody talks about Rolls- Royces and Flivvers and carburetors and mileage and oil.
By the same token, if you increase pressure from 24 to 30 PSI, you'll increase your gas mileage about 3-4 percent (more in some cases) and your tire life maybe 3-6 percent.
Three weeks later each of those antique buses had been brought fully up to Shorty's and Dorothy's standards with regard to roadworthiness, gas mileage, and emissions cleanliness.
A constant speed is good for gas mileage -- and for some reason that seemed important at the time.